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Assange Jailed For 50 Weeks Over UK Bail Breach

Law360, London (May 1, 2019, 2:17 PM BST) -- A London judge on Wednesday sentenced WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to 50 weeks in prison for breaching bail conditions imposed in 2012 before he took refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy.

The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, leaves a London court Wednesday after being sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for breaching a bail agreement imposed in 2012. (AP) Judge Deborah Taylor said during the sentencing hearing at Southwark Crown Court that the 47-year-old Assange had made “a deliberate attempt to evade justice.”

Assange’s yearslong exile in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London ended abruptly in April, when British police removed him at the behest...

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