Julian Assange, released after an agreement with the United States Government

The High Court of London has released on bail this Monday 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 dissemination of documents secrets.

“Julian Assange is free. He left Belmarsh maximum security prison on the morning of June 24, after spending 1,901 days there. He was granted bail by the High Court in London and 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.

Support received to achieve Assange’s freedom

Thus, the organization has thanked all the support received to achieve the freedom of Assange, who is on his way to Australiahis country of origin, where he will be reunited with both his wife, Stella Assangeas with his children, who “have only known their father behind bars”, denouncing that he was in solitary confinement 23 hours a day in a 2×3 meter cell.

“This is the result of a global campaign that has encompassed grassroots organizers, defenders of press freedom, legislators and leaders from across the political spectrum, all the way to the United Nations. This created the space for a long period of negotiations with the United States Department of Justice, which has led to an agreement that has not yet been formally closed,” Wikileaks added.

Video in which Assange is seen free and boarding a plane

Likewise, it has published a video in which Assange is seen free and boarding a plane at 5:00 p.m. (local time) at the aforementioned airport.

Shortly before, American media reported that, according to a court documentAssange and the US Department of Justice had reached an agreement for the founder of Wikileaks to plead guilty in exchange for a sentence of 62 months in prisonwhich is equivalent to the time he has spent incarcerated in United Kingdom, being released. However, it must still be approved by a judge, although he is expected to make the decision throughout the day on Wednesday.

Arrested on April 11, 2019

Assange was arrested by British authorities on April 11, 2019, after leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he remained a refugee for almost seven years. Since then, he has been in a maximum security prisonpursuant to an order arrest issued from the United States.

At the end of May, the High Court in London ruled in favor of the Wikileaks founder to allow him to appeal against his extradition order to the North American country, where it was feared that he would face a battery of charges that could involve up to 175 years in prison.

The journalist has defended at all times that the information revealed in 2010 about government corruption and human rights abuses served to publicize war crimes committed by the United States.

Julian Assange’s wife and parents appreciate the efforts in favor of his release

The wife and parents of the founder of WikiLeaks, the Australian Julian Assange, thanked this Tuesday the efforts of the Canberra Executive, as well as his supporters and activists who fought for his release and his return to his native country.

“Julian is free” Stella Assange said today on her X account.

“Words cannot express our immense gratitude to you. Yes, you who have mobilized for years and years to make this a reality. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU“reads the emotional message from the South African lawyer.

This gratitude was directed primarily to the millions of civilians, as well as the freedom organizations press that have been calling for Assange’s release for years in Australia, the United Kingdom and other parts of the planet.

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