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Julian Assange To 'Hand Himself In' Following Chelsea Manning Decision

Mel Ramsay

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Julian Assange To 'Hand Himself In' Following Chelsea Manning Decision

Julian Assange could be extradited to the US after President Obama commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence.

The transgender US Army private, 29, formerly known as Bradley Manning, will be released May 17, 2017, as opposed to the 2045 date which was already set.

She was initially sentenced to 35 years in 2013 for leaking diplomatic cables to non-profit leak publishers.

Manning made a petition to Obama last November, telling The Guardian it was 'the last real chance to make my case to go home for a very long time'.


WikiLeaks' official Twitter account tweeted the following around a week ago:

Which has been followed up with this today:


Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for more than four years to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces sexual assault charges. However, the he could also face espionage charges in the United States.

Chelsea Manning has already served the longest sentence of 'any whistleblower in American history', according to her lawyers.

Fellow whistle-blower Edward Snowden Tweeted:


It remains to be seen how this develops.

Source: The Guardian

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Mel Ramsay
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