BREAKING: They Let Him Go?! (Video)

(StraightShooterNews.com) – In a move that could end his five-year incarceration in the U.K. and allow him to go back to Australia, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is set to plead guilty to a conspiracy charge as part of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Watch the video below.

According to court documents recently made public, Assange is charged with conspiring to obtain and release national defense information.

This plea agreement is the latest development in Assange’s lеngthy legal conflict with the United States, which has been attempting to extradite him from the U.K. since he published classified documents via WikiLeaks in 2010.

U.S. federal prosecutors are recommending a 62-month sentence, equal to the time Assange has already spent in a British prison while contesting his extradition.

The plan is for these months to count towards his sentence, which would enable his immediate deportation to Australia after being released.

Assange is set to submit his guilty plea tomorrow in the Northern Mariana Islands, a U.S. commonwealth in the Pacific Ocean, as stated in a letter from DOJ official Matthew McKenzie to U.S. district judge Ramona Manglona.

This location was chosen due to its closeness to Australia and because Assange preferred not to travel to the mainland U.S. for the plea deal, which the judge still needs to approve.

In total, Assange faces 18 criminal charges, including 17 under espionage laws and one for conspiracy to commit computer intrusion.

He was implicated in collaborating with military intelligence analyst Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning to leak sensitive materials such as footage of a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad, military logs from Iraq and Afghanistan and diplomatic cables.

Assange’s legal team has maintainеd that his actions are shielded by the First Amendment and serve the public interest.

Conversely, federal prosecutors argue that his disclosures jеopardized U.S. national security and endangered American agents.

Arrested in 2019, Assange had spent the previous seven years in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to evadе capture, followed by five years in a high-security British prison.

This plea deal development occurrеd a month after a U.K. court decided Assange could contest his extradition to the U.S.

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