WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Agrees to Extradition if Barack Obama Releases U.S. Military Whistleblower Chelsea Manning

By Emily Crane and Snejana Farberov, Daily Mail:

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will agree to be extradited to the United States to face possible espionage charges if President Obama grants clemency to military document leaker Chelsea Manning.

Manning, a transgender former U.S. soldier, is serving a 35-year sentence for handing 700,000 sensitive military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks.

‘If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ (US Department of Justice) case,’ WikiLeaks wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

Assange has been living in the Ecuadoran embassy in London since June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden to face sexual assault allegations.

Manning, who went by the name Bradley Manning before her transition, is reportedly on Obama’s short list for a possible commutation of sentence.

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