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Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in prison, day before facing extradition hearing

FOXNews.com Wednesday, 1 May 2019
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for violating his bail and going into hiding at the Ecuadorian embassy, seven years ago, a sentence that comes just a day before a hearing is set to take place concerning his extradition to the U.S.
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks in prison in the United Kingdom for skipping bail when he fled to the Ecuadorean embassy. Thursday will decide whether he is extradited to the U.S. over the infamous 2010 military and diplomatic leaks. Matthew Larotonda reports.

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