Julian Assange was released: he agreed with justice and pleaded guilty to espionage in the US

Julian Assange was released: he agreed with justice and pleaded guilty to espionage in the US
Julian Assange was released: he agreed with justice and pleaded guilty to espionage in the US

The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, was released after reaching an agreement with US justice and pleading guilty to violating the US espionage law. This way, he can return to his home in Australia.

US prosecutors said in court documents that Assange, 52, agreed to plead guilty to a single criminal charge of conspiracy to obtain and disclose classified US national defense information, as filed in the US District Court for the Islands. Northern Marianas.

Assange is scheduled to be sentenced at a hearing on the island of Saipan this Wednesday morning. It is likely that he will be credited for the time he has already served and will not be given new prison sentences.

From the official WikiLeaks X account they confirmed the news through an extensive message. “Julian Assange is free. He left Belmarsh maximum security prison on the morning of June 24, after having spent 1,901 days there. He was granted bail by the High Court in London and was released at Stansted Airport during the afternoon, where he boarded a plane and left the United Kingdom”the statement began.

In turn, they highlighted that this is the “result of a global campaign that encompassed grassroots organizers, defenders of press freedom, legislators and leaders from across the political spectrum, all the way to the United Nations.”

Although they clarified that the agreement with the United States Department of Justice “was not formally closed,” they celebrated that “he will soon be reunited with his wife Stella Assange and his children, who have only known their father behind bars.”

“As we return to Australia, we thank everyone who supported us, fought for us and remained fully committed to the fight for their freedom,” the statement closed.

 
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