Assange Sentenced To 50 Weeks In UK Prison For Skipping Bail | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Assange Sentenced To 50 Weeks In UK Prison For Skipping Bail

Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks in a UK prison - close to the maximum sentence - for skipping bail in 2012 to seek refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy, setting off a seven-year showdown with UK law enforcement and the US that ended with his arrest earlier this month, WSJ reports.

Judge Deborah Taylor said during the sentencing that it would be difficult to find a more serious example of the offense.

Mark Simmons, who represented Assange on Wednesday, said the WikiLeaks founder skipped bail and sought refuge in the embassy because he was afraid of being renditioned to the US from Sweden.

After arriving at the Southwark Crown Court on Wednesday, Assange defiantly raised his fist to rally his supporters. A judge declared during an earlier hearing that Assange's case could warrant the maximum sentence after he was found guilty shortly after his arrest.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, I don't think we will see Assange out of this prison (known as the UK's Gitmo) for an extradition hearing.

The Powers that Be in the US, on both sides of the aisle, want this guy dead, and would love nothing better than to see him assassinated before an extradition hearing can even be placed on the Federal Calendar; something I am very certain MI5 or MI6 could easily arrange, with a little "quid pro quo" from their "American cousins".

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