According to RIA Novosti, after his appearance, the judge asked if he could confirm the name and date of birth. Assange answered in the affirmative.

It is noted that the "guest" stands are completely filled, many supporters of Assange came to support him in the courtroom. Among them is the ex-mayor of the British capital Ken Livingstone.

The current hearings are technical, their goal is to determine the agenda for future meetings.

Assange's supporters gathered outside the building and demand his release. RT is broadcasting live.

In April, the founder of WikiLeaks was imprisoned for violating bail conditions. At the same time, the US request for his extradition is being considered.