British Judge Sentences Julian Assange to 50 Weeks in Prison for Reportedly Jumping Bail in 2012
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was convicted to 50 weeks in prison for reportedly jumping bail in 2012.
Judge Deborah Taylor said Assange was given the maximum sentence due to the seriousness of his offence.
Breaking: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in jail after being found guilty of breaching bail conditions.
Sky's @skymartinbrunt has the latest from Southwark Crown Court.
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Wikileaks editor Kristinn Hrafnssn told reporters tomorrow is the big day as Assange awaits his extradition hearing to the US.
“What is at stake there could be a question of life or death for Mr Assange.” @wikileaks editor @khrafnsson says that tomorrow is the big fight, as Julian Assange awaits his extradition hearing to the U.S. pic.twitter.com/Shj4z47Z4Z
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The AP reported:
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.
The white-haired Assange stood impassively with his hands clasped while the sentence was read. His supporters in the public gallery chanted “Shame on you” at the judge as Assange was led away.