Published On: Wed, May 1st, 2019

Julian Assange clenches fist in defiance as Wikileaks founder arrives in court | World | News

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The Australian saluted with his fist as he arrived at Southwark Crown Court in the back of a prison van to be sentenced this morning. The Australian was found guilty of breaching the Bail Act at a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court earlier this month after being arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy. Officials allowed police to enter the building after becoming increasingly frustrated at his behaviour.

Assange was accused of sexual offences in Sweden in 2010, and after exhausting his legal options against an extradition order, went to the Ecuadorian Embassy on June 19 2012.

A warrant for his arrest was issued 10 days later.

At the hearing on April 11 District Judge Michael Snow remanded Assange in custody and branded him a “narcissist who cannot get beyond his own selfish interests”.

The judge said: “This is a case which merits the maximum sentence, which is 12 months in the Crown Court.”

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