He is proclaiming his innocence and claims he has no knowledge of the alleged sexual offence against him. He is wanted in Sweden and the country is seeking his extradition on sexual abuse charges filed there against him by two women who have accused Assange of molesting them. The case will be heard in the London court.
The key issue that will be debated is whether he needs to be granted bail. His supporters maintain that he was not absconding as accused by Swedish officials. Prima facie evidence points out to enough grounds that warrants his extradition.
The court will also substantially consider the fact that under a European arrest warrant, the provision to extradite him to another EU country is of minimal consequence. His star campaigners and supporters are rallying behind him to back him in such tumultuous moments.
The full extradition hearing is scheduled to take place at the Belmarsh Magistrates' Court on February 7 and 8.