Julian Assange was released from a London prison on Monday after more than five years

Julian Assange was released from a London prison on Monday after more than five years and will not be extradited to the United States after agreeing to a plea deal with authorities.

The WikiLeaks founder agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to obtain and disclose information related to U.S. national defense, Reuters reported June 24, citing court briefs from U.S. prosecutors of the United States District of the Northern Mariana Islands.

In return, he will likely be sentenced to 5 years and 3 months in prison, which he has been serving at Belmarsh Prison in London since his incarceration in April 2019.

His sentencing hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25 at 11:00 p.m. CT through Wednesday 9:00 a.m. local time on the island of Saipan.

WikiLeaks wrote in a June 24 article that Assange boarded a flight leaving the United Kingdom and returning to his native Australia on Monday.

In 2010, WikiLeaks released more than 700,000 secret U.S. documents and diplomatic cables on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, leaked by former military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning.

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Assange was first indicted by Donald Trump’s administration in April 2019 after he holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for seven years after fleeing there to avoid extradition to Sweden over sexual assault allegations, which were later dropped.

British authorities removed him from there that same month and dropped him off at Belmarsh, where he is fighting extradition to the United States.

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