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Julian Assange, free on bail after an agreement with the US Government

The founder of Wikileaks leaves the United Kingdom to return to his country of origin, Australia

The High Court of London released this Monday on bail the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, who has spent more than five years imprisoned in a maximum security prison under an arrest warrant issued from the United States for the dissemination of documents. secrets.

“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 on Stansted airport in the afternoon, where he boarded a plane and left the United Kingdom,” reads a Wikileaks statement published on its X social network account.

Shortly before, US media reported that, according to a court document, Assange and the US Department of Justice had reached an agreement for the Wikileaks founder to plead guilty in exchange for a sentence of 62 months in prison, which is equivalent to time spent imprisoned in the United Kingdom, being released.

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