Labor leader wants Julian Assange freed

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Anthony Albanese has thrown his support behind releasing Julian Assange from prison after 10 years without freedom.

The Labor leader was asked at a caucus meeting in Canberra on Tuesday for his view on the ongoing detention of the Australian WikiLeaks founder.

"Enough is enough," he responded.

"I don't have sympathy for many of his actions but essentially I can't see what is served by keeping him incarcerated."

Assange is currently in prison in southeast England.

Last month, a judge in the UK ruled he should not be extradited to the US due to concerns about his health.

But he was denied bail on the grounds he could be a flight risk.

Assange is awaiting the result of an appeal in the High Court over whether or not he should be sent to the US.

He has been accused of conspiring to leak classified material in 2010.