Assange Reneges on Offer to Surrender, Now Says Manning Clemency Doesn’t Meet His Conditions
After promising to surrender to U.S. authorities if Chelsea Manning was given clemency, Julian Assange is now refusing to give himself up. Assange’s attorney says that President Obama’s commutation of Manning’s sentence doesn’t meet the conditions of his client’s offer.
Just days before Obama granted clemency to Manning, WikiLeaks stated that its founder would agree to US extradition “despite clear unconstitutionality” of the government’s case against him. The tweet follows one made last September, when the Assange stated he would “agree to U.S. prison” in exchange for Manning’s clemency. – READ MORE