By Aliki Kraterou For Mailonline
Published: 19:46 GMT, 29 October 2020 | Updated: 09:32 GMT, 30 October 2020
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will find out on January 4 whether he will be extradited to the US to face charges that could see him jailed for 175 years.
Assange, 49, faces 18 charges including a plot to hack computers and conspiracy to obtain and disclose national defence information.
He is said to have plotted with defence analyst Chelsea Manning to crack an encrypted password on US Department of Defence computers.
The 49-year-old faces up to 175 years in prison if convicted of espionage offences in the US.