Is this the end of the Assange story?

25 June 2024, 16:24

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is almost at the end of a 14-year legal battle, which saw the US demanding his extradition for conspiracy to obtain and disclose national defence information, following diplomatic cables and military files that WikiLeaks put online in 2010.

In return for a guilty plea, Assange becomes a free man and will not face being sent to the US, having already served almost five years in a British prison.

On this episode, Niall Paterson is joined by Alex Rossi, our international correspondent, to discuss the timeline of Assange's fight against extradition to both the US and Sweden.

Plus, joining Niall is Vaughan Smith, founder of Frontline Club and a friend of Julian Assange, who shares details from the times he saw him at the Ecuadorian embassy and Belmarsh prison - they talk about what Assange's next steps could be.