Julian Assange walks free, will return to Australia

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In a major development, Australian Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has walked free from a British prison after striking a plea deal over US criminal charges.

Produced by: 10 News First

Julian Assange’s wife Stella has expressed her “immense gratitude” to supporters in a statement.

“Julian is free!!!! Words cannot express our immense gratitude to YOU- yes YOU, who have all mobilised for years and years to make this come true,” Ms Assange said in a post on X.

Julian Assange has agreed to enter a plea deal with the Biden administration that would allow him to avoid prison in the US, according to newly filed federal court documents.

Under the new terms, the Justice Department will seek a 62-month sentence, which is equal to the amount of time Assange has already served in prison in London while fighting his extradition to the US. The deal would then credit that time served, allowing Assange to immediately return to Australia.

The plane carrying Mr Assange has since departed the UK.

Produced by: Sky News Australia

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