Assange to be extradited to US; will leave Ecuador embassy

Assange may finally leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been hiding for over four years. Assange has told last week that he is willing to face trial, if outgoing President Barack Obama gives pardon to former US soldier Chelsea Manning

Assange to be extradited to US; will leave Ecuador embassy

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is likely to be extradited to United States, where he will finally face trial for leaking out sensitive defense and intelligence information of US.

Assange may finally leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been hiding for over four years. Assange has told last week that he is willing to face trial, if outgoing President Barack Obama gives pardon to former US soldier Chelsea Manning, who had leaked classified documents to Wikileaks. Responding to him, Obama gave clemency to Manning, which led to Asssanges’ surprise statement. Manning has been serving jail sentence since 2013 for leaking to Wikileaks more than 7,00,000 classified former private first class in the US Army and whistleblower who leaked 7,00,000 classified US State Department and military documents.





Wikileaks tweeted: "If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ (Department of Justice) case."



Obama has cut Manning’s jail sentence from 35 years to 7. Wikileaks hailed it as a  major victory in a recent tweet.