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Julian Assange agrees to U.S. prison if Obama will pardon manning

Julian Assange agrees to U.S. prison if Obama will pardon manning

by sigismund » 2016-09-18 14:06:50


the court of Appeal in Stockholm upheld the decision of the district court to extend the warrant for Assange's arrest.


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is staying in forced confinement at the Embassy of Ecuador in London, ready to surrender to the American authorities. Instead, he asks President Barack Obama to pardon former soldier of the U.S. army Bradley manning (now using the name Chelsea manning). The announcement was made on Thursday, September 15, on behalf of the WikiLeaks on Twitter.

Qoute:"If Obama guarantees to pardon Manning, Assange will agree to a prison in the United States, even despite the obvious illegality (of punishment – ed.)", – said in a statement.




We will remind, the founder of WikiLeaks remains in territory of Embassy of Ecuador in London since July 2012. In 2010, the Swedish authorities charged him with raping two women and since then seeking his extradition. On Friday, September 16, the court of appeal in Stockholm upheld the decision of the district court to extend the warrant for Assange's arrest, although the date of issue after six years, reports The Guardian.

Assange is in the Ecuadorian Embassy, fearing that under the guise of extradition to Sweden he will be extradited to the American authorities, who have a score to settle with a former hacker. In 2010 WikiLeaks published a 500 thousand secret files of the U.S. army, connected with the war in Afghanistan and Iraq handed over to Assange and Bradley Manning.

In 2013 manning is serving a prison sentence for espionage. The court sentenced him to 35 years imprisonment with the right to parole after nine years.
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