Julian Assange set to Return Home after Entering Plea Deal with US DOJ

After starting Wikileaks in 2006, Assange was thrust into the international spotlight in 2010 after the site released half a million documents relating to the actions of the US in Iraq and Afghanistan.

14 years on, Assange walks from Belmarsh Prison in London and boards a plane to the Mariana Islands, an external US territory. He has entered a plea deal with the US Department of Justice that will see him plead guilty to an Espionage Act charge of conspiring to obtain and disseminate classified national defence information unlawfully.

To discuss Assange’s return to Australia, Wednesday Daily host Nelson Scott is joined by Associate Professor Johan Lidberg, Head of Journalism at Monash University.

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