April 11, 2019 / 2:14 PM / 12 days ago

WikiLeaks' Assange convicted of breaking bail terms at UK court

LONDON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was convicted on Thursday by a London court of skipping bail in 2012 after an extradition order to Sweden over an allegation of rape.

Assange, who pleaded not guilty, will be sentenced a later date when he will face a maximum sentence of 12 months in prison for the offence.

Assange was arrested by British police and carried out of the Ecuadorean embassy earlier on Thursday after his South American hosts abruptly revoked his seven-year asylum, paving the way for his extradition to the United States.

Reporting By Alistair Smout; Editing by William Schomberg

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