Australian leaders celebrate Julian Assange’s freedom but opposition says he is ‘no martyr’

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures at supporters Wednesday after arriving at Canberra Airport, Canberra, Australia. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch via REUTERS)

SYDNEY — Julian Assange spent his first night in14 years as a free man back at home in Australia as the conservative opposition on Thursday cautioned the government against hailing the WikiLeaks founder as a hero.