Assange released from prison in Great Britain

WikiLeaks said its founder Julian Assange has left a British prison and flown out of the UK after US prosecutors said he should plead guilty this week to breaking US espionage laws, in a deal that could allow him to return home in Australia.

Assange, whose saga has spanned nearly 15 years, has agreed to plead guilty in a US court to be released after five years in a British prison awaiting extradition to the US.

The parents of WikiLeaks co-founder Assange, 52, said they were happy his legal martyrdom was over.

U.S. prosecutors said in court documents that Assange agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to collect and disclose classified U.S. national defense documents, according to filings in the U.S. District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands.

He is expected to appear in US federal court in the Mariana Islands tomorrow. He will then be given the right to travel to Australia, WikiLeaks said

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