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Assange agrees to extradition if US releases Chelsea Manning

Alternative World News NetworkJan 13, 2017, 9:16:12 PM
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According to a Wikileaks post on Twitter, it's founder, Julian Assange, has agreed to be extradited to the United States if Obama grants clemency to Chelsea Manning.

Manning handed over 700,000 sensitive documents from the US State Department to Wikileaks and is currently serving a 35 year sentence in solitary confinement.  She has attempted suicide twice and currently has an appeal pending in front of military court.

The White House has said that Obama will not be granting her clemency, though it has not stopped supporters of the whistle blower to continue to push for her release.

Wikileaks posted as follows:

"If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ (US Department of Justice) case."  The statement was accompanied by a letter to US Attorney General Loretta Lynch from Assange's lawyer, Barry Pollack, in which he argues there is no legitimate basis for continuing the investigation into the WikiLeaks founder.