Julian Assange: WikiLeaks founder’s extradition appeal explained


A two-day hearing at the High Court over the extradition of Julian Assange begins on Wednesday.

The WikiLeaks founder is currently in jail in the UK, and the US government is appealing against a decision to block an extradition request.

Watch the BBC’s home and legal correspondent Dominic Casciani explain how we arrived at this crunch moment.

Video journalist: Alex Dackevych

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