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50 weeks in prison for Wikileaks founder Assange

May 01, 2019 17:43 IST

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for jumping bail given to him by a UK court in 2012. He was arrested from the Ecuadorian embassy in London in April and charged by the US govt for one of the largest leaks of classified govt information. Assange had taken refuge in the embassy after jumping bail to avoid extradition to Sweden over rape allegations.

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