‘Shocking & vindictive’: WikiLeaks slams UK prison sentence for Assange over skipped bail

1 May 2019 — RT

‘Shocking & vindictive’: WikiLeaks slams UK prison sentence for Assange over skipped bail

People protest outside the court, where Julian Assange was sentenced, in London. May 1, 2019. © Henry Nicholls / Reuters

WikiLeaks has slammed a UK court’s sentencing of its co-founder Julian Assange as “vindictive.” It also raised major concerns about whether Assange will be treated fairly during an upcoming extradition hearing.

The sentence “is as shocking as it is vindictive,” WikiLeaks said on Twitter on Wednesday, shortly after Assange received almost a year in prison for violating bail conditions.
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