WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Can Take 117 Years in Prison
The United States (USA) directed 17 new indictments to the founder of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was detained in Ecuador’s London Embassy last month.
Assange, who has been an asylum seeker in Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012, He was taken into custody by British police last April following the annulment of his diplomatic asylum status.
The famous internet activist was sentenced to one year’s imprisonment by the British courts for violating the terms of bail.
WikiLeaks founder accused of leaking secret US government documents,
The country was on trial for charges of sexual harassment in Sweden.
The US Department of Justice said in a statement today that 17 different accusations have been filed on the grounds that it has received national defense information illegally under the ABD Espionage Law 17.
Assange alleged that he received top secret information in 2010 from Chelsea Manning, an intelligence analyst in the US Army, and published the e-mails of a Democratic National Committee seized by the Russians during the 2016 US Presidential Elections. Assange also faces a recent rape case in Sweden.
Manning, who was arrested in Iraq in May 2010 on suspicion of providing confidential documents to WikiLeaks, received a 35-year sentence for 22 different offenses, including giving national defense contact information to an unauthorized source and helping the enemy.
Manning, the sentence was released in 2017 after the US President Barack Obama reduced it to seven years.
Assange says that if convicted of all charges by the US Department of Justice, he could face up to 175 years in prison.