Julian Assange facing up to a year in jail for breaching bail

Julian Assange facing up to a year in jail for breaching bail

Julian Assange facing up to a year in jail for breaching bail

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for jumping United Kingdom bail in 2012. He has denied the allegation.

Assange, who was dragged out of the embassy last month and charged by the United States for one of the biggest ever leaks of classified information, wore a black jacket over a grey sweatshirt.

A warrant for his arrest was issued 10 days later.

Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno said the country had withdrawn its offer of asylum and accused Assange of harassing embassy staff.

The next day, he was found guilty of breaching his bail at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

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Julian Assange is set to be sentenced today over allegedly breaching bail in the UK.

"His behaviour is that of a narcissist who can not get past his own self-interest", Justice Snow said in his judgment.

He faces a separate court hearing Thursday on a USA extradition request.

Assange is due to face the same court tomorrow over the USA bid to extradite him as the first step in a process some experts say may take as long as two years.

WikiLeaks angered Washington by publishing hundreds of thousands of secret USA diplomatic cables that laid bare often highly critical US appraisals of world leaders, from Russian President Vladimir Putin to members of the Saudi royal family. Assange's lawyers said they would fight the extradition attempt.

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