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WikiLeaks Confirms Julian Assange’s Release

WikiLeaks Confirms Julian Assange’s Release

Julian Assange spent more than five years in a two-by-three-meter cell, where he spent 23 hours a day in solitary confinement. Photo: EFE (file)


June 24, 2024 Time: 20:27

According to WikiLeaks, the London High Court in the United Kingdom granted him “bail.

Australian journalist Julian Assange and the site’s founder are free as of late afternoon, the editorial media organization WikiLeaks confirmed on Monday.

“Julian Assange is free. He walked out of Belmarsh Maximum Security Prison on the morning of June 24 after spending 1,901 days there,” said a message posted on the X social network.

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According to WikiLeaks, the High Court in London, United Kingdom, “granted him bail and he was released in the afternoon at Stansted Airport, where he boarded a flight and departed the United Kingdom.”

WikiLeaks acknowledged that Assange’s freedom was the result of a global campaign involving foundation organizers, press freedom advocates and leaders from across the political spectrum, including the United Nations (UN).

“This created space for lengthy negotiations with the US Department of Justice, leading to an agreement that has not yet been formally closed. We will provide additional information as soon as possible,” the WikiLeaks statement said.

In that regard, the media thanked those who fought for Assange’s freedom, saying that “as editor-in-chief, Julian fought hard for these principles and for people’s right to know.”

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Julian Assange spent more than five years in a two-by-three-meter cell, where he spent 23 hours a day in solitary confinement. His younger children only knew him through bars.

During his time at the helm of WikiLeaks, the site published stories of government corruption and human rights abuses that demonstrated the responsibility of the powerful.

Author: teleSUR – YSM

Source: @wikileaks