“If found guilty, he faces a maximum punishment of 10 years in prison on each item, with the exception of a conspiracy to commit a computer hack (a charge brought against him earlier - RT ), for which he faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison ", - is specified in the text.

Earlier, the media reported that the US Department of Justice has filed 17 new charges against Assange.

He is currently held in the British prison Belmarsh.