Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in British jail for skipping bail

Back in 2012, the Australian whistleblower was facing extradition to Sweden, where he was wanted for questioning over sexual assault and rape allegations.

Assange’s lawyers argued on April 11 that their client did not surrender to British authorities because he would not have received a fair trial. The Australian computer programmer has always protested his innocence.

However, their argument did not win over the judge who labeled him a “narcissist who cannot get beyond his own selfish interest.”