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Malka Leifer’s extradition process has been in train since Australia lodged its request with Israel in 2013. AAP/supplied

Explainer: what is extradition between countries and how does it work?

Extradition laws are based on the idea that offenders, or alleged offenders, should not be able to evade justice by fleeing to another country. But the case of Malka Leifer shows just how difficult that can be.
Julian Assange supporters outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London on May 20 as US prosecutors prepare to remove Assange’s possessions from the embassy. Andy Rain/AAP

New indictments set up a confrontation between the US and Julian Assange

The new charges are much more serious than the computer misuse charge in the initial US extradition request. Will the Australian government intervene?
Barrister Jennifer Robinson, one of the lawyers on Julian Assange’s legal team, and WikiLeaks’ editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson speak to reporters outside Southwark Crown Court in London on May 1. Facundo Arrizabalaga/AAP

Julian Assange has refused to surrender himself for extradition to the US. What now?

Extradition is a heavily regulated and multi-stage process. For now, it's impossible to say what awaits Assange.

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