Assange was an unintended guest of Ecuador’s embassy in London, as he tried to avoid angry governments and accusations of sexual assault and hacking.
It’s a complicated story because there are many allegations across multiple countries. Some have been dropped on technicalities.
This first arrest, dramatically played out in front of the media, was for breaching bail and could mean 12 months in prison.
But Assange was arrested again later at the request of the United States, which wants him extradited.
Is this all about freedom of speech? Or a man hiding from charges against him?
Presenter: Kamahl Santamaria
Michael Patchett-Joyce – barrister in international and European law
Claire Finkelstein – professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School
Vaughan Smith – freelance journalist and Assange’s personal friend
Source: Al Jazeera News