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Julian Assange is free and yesterday left the United Kingdom and the utmost safety jail close to London the place he had been incarcerated for 5 years, WikiLeaks introduced after the information of the responsible plea settlement reached with the American justice system.

The founding father of Wikileaks «left Belmarsh most safety jail 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 launched within the afternoon at Stansted Airport, the place he boarded a aircraft and departed the UK,” read a statement published in the organization's X account. «This is the result of a global campaign involving grassroots organizers, press freedom activists, legislators and leaders from across the political spectrum, all the way up to the United Nations. This created space for a long period of negotiations with the US Department of Justice, which led to an agreement that has not yet been formally finalized,” Wikileaks specifies. “Assange, after greater than 5 years in a 2×3 meter cell, remoted 23 hours a day, will quickly be reunited together with his spouse Stella and their youngsters, who solely knew their father from behind bars”, concludes the note.

Towards the Mariana Islands

Before flying to the American territory of the Northern Mariana Islands in the Pacific, the plane carrying Julian Assange will stop in Bangkok to refuel: a senior Thai official announced today. «The flight will land around 11:50» local time (6:50 in Italy). “It is planned to refuel and water before leaving at 9pm for the island of Saipan,” said the source on condition of anonymity. Assange will travel to the US Pacific Ocean territory to face a judge as part of a plea deal that should give him freedom and the chance to return to his native Australia. The 52-year-old agreed to plead guilty to the single charge of conspiracy to obtain and disseminate national defense information, according to a document filed in court in the Northern Mariana Islands. He is expected to appear in court Wednesday morning local time. Assange has been accused of publishing around 700,000 classified documents relating to US military and diplomatic activities since 2010.

The mother, “her ordeal is lastly coming to an finish”

Julian Assange's mother said today that the “ordeal is lastly coming to an finish” for the Wikileaks founder. In a statement to Australian media following the news of a plea deal with American justice, Christine Assange said she was “grateful that the ordeal” of her son “is lastly coming to an finish: this demonstrates the significance and energy of silent diplomacy. Many—she added—have exploited my son's state of affairs to advance their very own agendas, so I’m grateful to these invisible, hard-working individuals who put Julian's well-being first. The final 14 years have taken a toll on me as a mom.”

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Australia, the case has “dragged on for too lengthy”

The Australian government said today that the case of Julian Assange has “dragged on for too lengthy”, after the founding father of Wikileaks settled with US justice on fees of showing confidential nationwide protection data. Canberra is offering consular help to Assange, an Australian authorities spokesperson stated. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese “was clear: the case has dragged on for too long and there was nothing to be gained by continuing his incarceration,” the supply stated.