LEADERS REACT TO NEWS OF WIKILEAKS’ ASSANGE REACHING PLEA DEAL WITH US GOVERNMENT

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Leaders reacted on Monday to the WikiLeaks’ announcement that its founder Julian Assange had left a British prison and flown out of the United Kingdom.
 
Wikileaks announced Assange’s whereabouts shortly after court documents showed he was due to plead guilty later this week to violating U.S. espionage law, in a deal that will allow him to return home to Australia, ending a 14-year legal odyssey.
 
U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr posted on social media platform X, formerly Twitter, that Julian Assange struck a plea deal and will go free describing him as a generational hero.
 
Cuban President, Miguel Diaz-Canal, wrote on X, that the long and cruel punishment that was imposed on him for his denunciations of imperial crimes will remain in the memory of the people as proof of how little his jailers believe in freedom of the press.
 
Assange, 52, has agreed to plead guilty to a single criminal count of conspiring to obtain and disclose classified U.S. national defense documents, according to filings in the U.S. District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands. 
 
The deal marks the end of a legal saga which has seen Assange spend more than five years in a British high-security jail and seven holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London.

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