WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange released from UK jail after striking deal with US

09:14 AM | 25 Jun, 2024
WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange released from UK jail after striking deal with US

Julian Paul Assange, Australian publisher and founder of WikiLeaks, has been released from UK prison after striking a deal with US Justice Department.

Under the settlment, Assange will plead guilty to a single charge and will not serve any additional time in US custody. Reports shared in international media said Julian is expected to plead guilty to an Espionage Act charge in a court in the Mariana Islands, a US commonwealth in the Western Pacific.

He will be sentenced to five years, the same amount of time he has already served in prison while fighting extradition to the US.

The charges against Assange stem from WikiLeaks' publication of classified information related to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Assange's release follows a long legal battle and comes after he won the right to appeal an extradition order.

His release has been hailed by supporters, who have campaigned for his freedom for years.
As his release from prison is being celebrated by his supporters, Espionage Act will still create problems for him. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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