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7 Sep 2020

Assange appears at Old Bailey to fight US extradition

The Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has refused to accept a new request by the US authorities for his extradition, over the website’s publication of highly classified government documents.

Mr Assange, who’s been held in Belmarsh prison for the last 16 months, appeared at the Old Bailey looking frail as the extradition hearing began.

Dani Isdale reports.