LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is ready to be sentenced for leaping British bail seven years in the past and holing up within the Ecuadorian embassy.
Assange faces a most sentence of a yr in jail when he’s sentenced Wednesday at London’s Southwark Crown Court docket. A decide at an earlier listening to mentioned the 47-year-old hacker’s offence “deserves the utmost sentence.”
The Australian secret-spiller sought asylum within the South American nation’s London embassy in June 2012 to keep away from extradition to Sweden, the place he was wished for questioning over rape and sexual assault allegations. He faces a separate authorized battle in opposition to a U.S. extradition request. American authorities have charged him with conspiring to interrupt right into a Pentagon pc system.
Assange was arrested final month after Ecuador revoked his political asylum.