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Assange jailed; judge slams 'unrealistic' claims he hid in Ecuadorian Embassy avoiding 'kidnap and torture' by U.S.

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Assange stood impassively with his hands clasped as 50-week sentence was read out in packed courtroom; Judge Deborah Taylor rejected calls for leniency based on the seven years Assange had spent in the embassy 

Defence lawyer had said that his client was forced to act because he feared 'kidnap and torture' in America; Letter from Assange apologising 'unreservedly' for skipping bail also did little to sway view of Judge Taylor; On Thursday, has hearing about potential extradition to the US for helping Chelsea Manning hack a computer

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