US Department of Justice: Assange can get 175 years in prison

The United States Department of Justice said that the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, could be sentenced to 175 years in prison after bringing a number of new charges against him. This is reported in the corresponding statement published on the website of the American department.

“If found guilty, he faces a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison on each item, with the exception of a conspiracy to commit a computer hack (a charge brought against him earlier - RT ), for which he faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison ", - is specified in the text.

Earlier, the media reported that the US Department of Justice has filed 17 new charges against Assange.

He is currently held in the British prison Belmarsh.

ref: russiart

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