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Espionage Charges Against Assange 'An Abuse of the Criminal Law Enforcement Power': Defence Expert

Even if Julian Assange's trial in the US "goes brilliantly" he can expect to be sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in prison following a conviction but could still go as high as 175 years, defence expert and criminal defence lawyer Eric Lewis told the Old Bailey on Monday.

Sputnik, September 14th 2020

The decision by the administration of US President Donald Trump to charge WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange with 18 criminal offences (including 17 under the Espionage Act 1917) is "an abuse of the criminal law enforcement power”, Attorney Eric Lewis told the Old Bailey on Monday. Defence expert warns that Mr Assange faces minimum 20 years in "best case" scenario if convicted.

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