Pope Francis has granted an viewers to the spouse of Julian Assange, the Australian founding father of WikiLeaks who’s behind bars in Britain and battling extradition to the US.
“The Holy Father has acquired in viewers Mrs Stella Assange, with members of the family,” a Vatican assertion mentioned on Friday, with no additional particulars.
Stella Assange is fronting the marketing campaign to have her husband freed, however the Vatican didn’t say if this was mentioned within the assembly or if the Pope expressed any assist for it.
A Vatican spokesman mentioned papal audiences are personal affairs.
Assange is needed within the US over the discharge of confidential US army data and diplomatic cables in 2010.
His supporters see his prosecution as a politically motivated assault on journalism and free speech.
Washington says the discharge of the paperwork had put lives at risk.
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