London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a London court on Wednesday to be sentenced for breaking bail to enter the Ecuadorean embassy seven years ago. Assange, who was dragged out of the embassy last month and charged by the United States for one of the biggest ever leaks of classified information, wore a black jacket over a grey sweatshirt. Appearing before Southwark Crown Court, Assange confirmed his name and sipped water from a plastic cup. He was convicted last month of skipping bail in 2012 after an extradition order to Sweden over an allegation of rape. The maximum sentence is a year in jail. "I apologise unreservedly to those who consider I have disrespected them by the way I have pursued my case," Assange said in a letter that was read to the court by his lawyer, Mark Summers. "I found myself struggling with terrifying circumstances. I did at the time what I thought was best." Summers told the court that Assange had "strongly held fears" in 2012 that he would b...

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