Julian Assange pleads guilty in exchange for his freedom 14 years after Wikileaks

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has reached an agreement with the United States Department of Justice to plead guilty.e of dissemination of secret documents in exchange for a sentence of 62 months in prison, which is equivalent to the time he has spent incarcerated in the United Kingdom, for which would be free.

This agreement has been revealed in a court document filed this Monday before the United States District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands.as published by the American television network NBC News.

However, It must still be approved by a judge, although the decision is expected to be made throughout the day on Wednesday.; If approved, Assange would be released without having to go through US custody.

Assange was arrested by British authorities on April 11, 2019, after leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he remained a refugee for almost seven years.. Since then, she has been in a maximum security prison, under an arrest warrant issued from the United States.

At the end of May, the High Court of London ruled in favor of the Wikileaks founder, allowing him to appeal against his extradition order to the North American country.where it was feared that he would face a battery of charges that could carry up to 175 years in prison.

The journalist has defended at all times that the information revealed in 2010 served to publicize war crimes committed by the United States..