Julian Assange released from prison – left the UK – NRK Urix – Foreign news and documentaries

Julian Assange released from prison – left the UK – NRK Urix – Foreign news and documentaries

This happens after Assange was said to have entered into an agreement with the United States.

WikiLeaks writes on the messaging service X Assange was released on bail and left Britain on Monday afternoon.

He was released on bail at Stansted Airport this afternoon, where he boarded a plane and left the United Kingdom, WikiLeaks wrote in a statement.

He will now be on his way home to Australia.

The agreement with the United States means that Assange must plead guilty to one charge. For this, he will be sentenced to 62 months in prison, equivalent to what he has already served, according to court documents. This is what Reuters wrote NBC News.

Years of conflict

Assange has not yet commented on the settlement with the United States. The US government is trying him for his role in leaking about 700,000 secret documents related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2010.

The settlement appears to mark the end of a year-long dispute between the United States and Assange.

In 2006, Assange was one of the founders of WikiLeaks, which on several occasions published classified material from several countries.

unexpected

The 52-year-old Australian has been imprisoned in Britain's Belmarsh prison in London since April 2019. He was arrested after spending seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is suspected of sex crimes. The Swedish investigation ended in 2019.

The news of the settlement was not expected in advance and became known on Tuesday night, Norwegian time.

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Avoid delivery

In fact, the next chapter in the saga was expected to be a court hearing this summer on extradition to the United States. The Americans have long demanded Assange's extradition, which he opposes for fear of a very harsh punishment.

To supporters around the world, Assange remains a hero. But many criticize the way WikiLeaks published confidential documents, without hiding details that could put individuals at risk.




06/25/2024 at 01.27


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