Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, walked out of the UK's Belmarsh jail on monday (local time). He was scheduled to enter a guilty plea this week to breaking US espionage law, an agreement that would have ended his detention in the nation and let him travel to Australia.
In response to a single felony charge of plotting to reveal secret US national defense information, the 52-year-old entered a guilty plea. For five years, Assange was held in the UK as he contested US extradition proceedings, which aimed to bring him to justice for disclosing military secrets. In june 2022, the UK government approved his extradition. He is expected to make an appearance on US soil on wednesday (local time).

"Assange Julian is at liberty. After spending 1901 days in the maximum security jail at Belmarsh, he was released early on june 24th, according to a tweet from WikiLeaks.
WikiLeaks reported in a lengthy article that Assange was freed at Stansted airport in the afternoon after being granted bail by the high court in London. He then boarded an aircraft and left the country.

"This is the result of a global campaign that spanned grassroots organizers, press freedom campaigners, legislators, and leaders from across the political spectrum, all the way to the United Nations," WikiLeaks stated, expressing sincere appreciation to its supporters throughout the world.
"This made room for extensive talks with the US Department of Justice, which resulted in a settlement that hasn't been properly sealed off yet. More details will be available as soon as we can," the message said.
With credit for the five years he has already spent behind bars in the UK, he is anticipated to get a sentence of 62 months in jail. This indicates that he is scheduled to go back to Australia.

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