Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London
On Wednesday, the Royal court of the district Sserc, where a hearing was held, sentenced 47-year-old defendant to 50 weeks ‘ imprisonment. He was convicted of violating a court order, which seven years ago, he was released on bail which allowed him to later take refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador.
According to BBC, Assange appeared in court with a small, neatly trimmed beard and mustache, wearing a gray hoodie and black jacket, and apparently produced a much more balanced impression than three weeks ago, when he was suddenly expelled from the Ecuadorian Embassy.
The founder of Wikileaks said through his lawyer a letter to the court, who has “expressed his personal regret your decision.”
The court was read excerpts from the letter: “At some point I realized that I was in a terrible situation. And I did what I thought at the time, the only and best choice”.
At the court in addition to journalists gathered human rights activists.
Initially, the charges against Assange of rape was made by two women in 2010 in Sweden. Soon the investigation was terminated, but later reopened.
Assange claimed that the rape charges fabricated in order to extradite him to the US where he faces charges of publishing secret reports to the Pentagon, state Department and other U.S. government agencies.
To demonstrate his innocence, he in December 2010 was in London at the police station, where he was arrested, but after nine days, the High court in London of WikiLeaks founder released from prison on bail.
In 2012, after a British court ordered his arrest on charges of extradition to the Swedish authorities, Assange took refuge in Ecuador’s Embassy in London, where he stayed until April 11, 2019, when he was denied further stay in the territory of the Embassy.
The same day he was again detained by police.
Julian Assange has just arrived at court ahead of his sentencing. @SBSNews pic.twitter.com/sMN6MFmkAr
— Ben Lewis (@benlewismedia) May 1, 2019
We will remind, founder Wikileaks has called the agent of the Kremlin.
As reported Politeka, the founder of WikiLeaks in an unusual way denied his death.
Politeka also wrote that the case against Wikileaks founder Assange was closed.