SENTENCED TO 50 WEEKS IN PRISON, ALL HELL IS ABOUT TO BREAK LOOSE OVER ASSANGE'S CASE


Julian Assange

AP NEWS - A British judge has sentenced WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to 50 weeks in prison for jumping bail in 2012. Judge Deborah Taylor said Wednesday that Assange merited
near the maximum sentence of one year because of the seriousness of his offense. She rejected his claim for leniency based on the nearly seven years he spent in the Ecuadorian Embassy.





At the trial, his lawyer Mark Summers argued that Assange failed to surrender to a British court seven year ago and so violated his bail because he had a reasonable fear that if he were extradited to Sweden he would be extradited to the United States and even onward to Guantanamo Bay. Assange further feared “kidnap by the United States” and was “living under overwhelming fear of rendition,” Summers told the court.


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