Julian Assange is ready to surrender if Chelsea Manning is free

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange prepares to speak from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy where he continues to seek asylum following an extradition request from Sweden in 2012, on February 5, 2016 in London, England. The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has insisted that Mr Assange's detention should be brought to an end. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Wikileaks boss Julian Assange promised to give up and to let the American authorities catch him if Barack Obama keeps the promise to set free the transgender whistleblower. Wikileaks confirmed: “If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DOJ [Department of Justice] case”. Despite the suggestion that he will agree to “US extradition”, the only outstanding warrant for Assange’s arrest is from Sweden, where he is wanted in connection with a rape allegation. President-elect Donald Trump has previously praised Assange and Wikileaks for publishing illegally hacked emails from the Democratic National Convention – casting doubt over the future of any case against the Wikileaks founder for hacking-related charges in the US. Assange has not left London’s Ecuadoran embassy since 2012. An investigation recently suggested that Wikileaks data dumps endangered gay men in Saudi Arabia.


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