Image copyright AFP Image caption Julian Assange is fighting extradition to the US A request by the US to extradite Julian Assange has been signed by the Home Secretary Sajid Javid ahead of a court hearing on Friday. By certifying the request, Mr Javid has effectively rubber-stamped it so it can now be considered by…

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Assange was arrested in London last month after Ecuador abruptly withdrew its protection Swedish prosecutors are set to announce whether they are reopening an inquiry into a rape allegation against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange. The investigation may be revived at the request of the alleged victim’s lawyer. Assange, who…

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Julian Assange after his removal from the embassy Julian Assange used the Ecuadorean embassy in London as a “centre for spying”, the country’s leader has said. Lenin Moreno also said no other nation had influenced the decision to revoke the WikiLeaks founder’s asylum after what he called violations by…

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Assange was found guilty of a British charge, but he could be extradited to the US to face a separate charge Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the UK government should not extradite Julian Assange to the US, where he faces a computer hacking charge. The Wikileaks co-founder was arrested…

Image copyright Reuters Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Mr Assange took refuge in the embassy seven years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped. The Met Police said he was arrested for failing to surrender to the court….