Assange to be freed after pleading guilty to US charge

A portrait of Julian Assange is seen being carried by supporters.
Julian Assange is expected to plead guilty to violating US espionage law at a hearing in Saipan. -AAP Image

A plane believed to be carrying WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has landed in Bangkok as he is on the way to enter a plea deal for violating US espionage laws in an agreement that will allow him to return home to Australia, ending a 14-year legal odyssey.

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