WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Sentenced to 50 Weeks in Prison and Still Faces U.S. Charges
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been sentenced to just under one year of prison time in the UK.????Assange was found guilty of violating bail conditions when he took refuge in Ecuador’s London embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden.????Presiding Judge Deborah Taylor told Assange…????… “You had a choice and the course of action you chose was to commit an offense.”????Judge Taylor then sentenced Assange to serve 50 weeks in prison...????And also said the WikiLeaks founder is a “narcissist who cannot get beyond his own selfish interest”.????Assange also has an upcoming hearing on his conspiracy charge in the U.S….????...for allegedly helping former Army intelligence specialist Chelsea Manning obtain secret documents from U.S. Defense Department computers.????The U.S. faces a deadline of June 15 to provide extradition papers for Assange to the UK courts.
CNN reports The United Kingdom has signed an extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who faces charges in the US under the Espionage Act.
UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid said he signed..