WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange faces sentencing over bail-jumping

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is set to be sentenced for holing up at the Ecuadorian embassy and leaping British bond.

Assange faces a maximum sentence of a year in prison if he is sentenced Wednesday in London’s Southwark Crown Court. A judge at a previous hearing said the 47-year-old hacker’s crime”merits the highest sentence.”

The sought asylum from the London embassy in June 2012 of the South American country to avoid extradition where he was wanted for questioning over rape and sexual assault allegations. He faces a separate legal fight from a U.S. extradition petition. Authorities have charged him .

Assange was arrested later Ecuador revoked his political asylum.