Email By Europe bureau chief Samantha Hawley and Jack Hawke, wires Updated May 02, 2019 06:35:43 Video: Assange’s lawyer says he is “determined to fight” extradition order. (ABC News) Related Story: WikiLeaks claims Julian Assange was subject of spying at Ecuadorian embassy Related Story: UN privacy expert says Julian Assange’s privacy ‘may have been breached’ in embassy Related Story: Julian Assange charged by US after being arrested by London police Map: United Kingdom Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks’ jail for absconding while on bail, when he fled to the Ecuadorian embassy in London in 2012. Key points:Julian Assange first took refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London in 2012He was avoiding extradition to Sweden over a since-dropped sexual assault caseAssange’s lawyers say he will fight a US extradition attempt over allegations he conspired with Chelsea Manning to access classified databases Assange was granted asylum by Ecuador after the UK Supreme Court upheld a ruling that he should be extradited to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped. He has denied the allegation.He claimed he was seeking political asylum because Sweden’s international arrest warrant would see him eventually extradited to the United… Read full this story
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