Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, who is now in custody in the UK, is facing a possible renewal of an allegation of rape in Sweden. Prosecutors said they were looking again at the case after a request by the lawyer of the alleged victim.
Brock Chisholm, a consultant clinical psychologist who examined Assange multiple times over the last year, told Euronews the thing that had the most profound effect on the Wikileaks founder was the threat of what might happen if he left the embassy.
The founder of Wikileaks was found guilty of skipping bail by Westminster Magistrates Court on Thursday afternoon - after having been dragged out of London's Ecuadorian embassy earlier on. However, the US Department of Justice made the extradition request that prompted his arrest.
WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange arrested and dragged out of embassy after US extradition request
Assange is wanted in the US over an investigation into WikiLeaks' leaking of classified documents concerning the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The US Department of Justice said the charge related specifically to conspiracy to commit computer intrusion with US whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
The WikiLeaks founder, who has been living at the Ecuadorian embassy since 2012, could be handed over to British authorities. President Lenin Moreno is in London apparently to meet with officials to finalize an agreement under which Ecuador will withdraw its asylum protection.