Julian Assange will learn on January 4 whether he will be sent to US to face ...

Julian Assange will learn on January 4 whether he will be sent to US to face hacking charges that could see him jailed for 175 years He faces 18 charges including conspiracy to expose military secrets   He faces up to 175 years in prison if convicted of espionage offences in the US The Wikileaks founder has been fighting extradition since April last year

By Aliki Kraterou For Mailonline

Published: 19:46 GMT, 29 October 2020 | Updated: 09:32 GMT, 30 October 2020

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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.

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