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WikiLeaks founder Assange jailed 50 weeks for skipping bail



A Southwark Crown Court in London has sentenced Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder to 50 weeks in jail for breaching bail conditions.
Assange had jumped bail seven years ago and sought refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy, over fears of extradition to the United States.
The whistle-blower appeared on Wednesday before the Court wearing a black jacket over a grey sweatshirt.
While in court, he confirmed his name and took a sip of water from a plastic cup, Reuters reported.

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