Why the US case against Assange could change the future of journalism

In dramatic scenes, Julian Assange was dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London by British Police last week.

He is now facing charges for breaching bail conditions by claiming asylum in the embassy.

Julian Assange following his arrest.

That could lead to his extradition, which could mean he has to go to Sweden to face charges of sexual assault; but the United States also wants him extradited to face their courts, on charges of conspiring to break into a Pentagon computer system.

It’s possible that, if he is sent to Sweden, he may then be extradited to the United States.

Julian Assange following his arrest.

His lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, has told Sky News it is extradition to the US that worries Assange.

“This case is and has always been about his concern about being sent to face American injustice. We’ve been

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