Julian Assange Says He’ll Turn Himself in if Obama Pardons Chelsea Manning

Fortune | 16 Sept 2016

Even though the U.S. hasn’t charged him with a crime.

WikiLeaks says its founder Julian Assange will turn himself in to U.S. authorities under one condition: Chelsea Manning must get clemency.

“If Obama grants Manning clemency, Assange will agree to U.S. prison in exchange—despite its clear unlawfulness,” the company wrote in a Tweet that linked to a document calling for more transparency in the U.S. Justice Department’s investigation into WikiLeaks. Assange’s lawyer Barry Pollack signed the document.

Manning is currently serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks in May 2010, which included a video of a Baghdad airstrike.

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