Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been sentenced to 50 weeks in jail for breaching his bail conditions.The court found him guilty of breaching the Bail Act after his arrest at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
This sentence comes ahead of a hearing due to take place in the UK Court as part of efforts to extradite him to the U.S.The USA wants his extradition and trial him over charges of computer hacking and espionage.
Julian Assange is a controversial figure who founded anti-secrecy organization Wikileaks in 2006.Wikileaks aims at obtaining and publishing confidential documents and images.
Wikileaks made international headlines in 2010 when it released footage of US soldiers killing civilians from a helicopter in Iraq.
Julian Assange has also been alleged of conspiring with Chelsea Manning,former US intelligence analyst to access classified information on Department of Defense computers of USA.