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Julian Assange pleads guilty to espionage, ending years of legal impasse

SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was sentenced to time served for the five years he spent in a British prison after pleading guilty to a felony charge of violating the Espionage Act. The deal, which allows him to return to his native Australia a free man, ends a 14-year saga that began when his organization obtained and published classified military and diplomatic documents in 2010. Assange left Saipan on Wednesday morning. late.

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