The first week of the current round of extradition hearings saw Julian Assange re-arrested based on the latest superseding indictment. The Court denied the application by Assange’s legal team to exclude from consideration the 11th hour expansion of the alleged facts under the charge of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion. Assange was thratened with removal from the court.
New extradition request based on same charges issued proving political motives behind prosecution
The US DoJ filed a further superseding indictment in the form of an entirely new extradition request to the UK court less than 3 days before the final administrative hearing on Friday 14 August 2020. This means Assange will have to be re-arrested on the first day of the resumption of his substantive extradition hearing on 7 September 2020.