The new charges are much more serious than the computer misuse charge in the initial US extradition request. Will the Australian government intervene?
Extradition is a heavily regulated and multi-stage process. For now, it's impossible to say what awaits Assange.
If the Swedish charges against Assange are revived he could face a second extradition request, on top of the existing request from the US. Then it will be up to the UK to decide which to prioritise.
The Wikileaks founder has been removed from the Ecuadorean embassy after nearly seven years.
Will 12 Russians indicted for hacking the 2016 US election ever come to trial? They may not, but the indictments themselves are an important step in the effort to determine the truth of what happened.
The usual procedures for extradition between countries with substantial and complex bilateral relations – like those that Australia and China have – will now not be available.
The extradition process for Australian citizen Neil Prakash could be prolonged, as Turkey and other countries may want to interrogate him or seek his extradition.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has attacked the European Arrest Warrant for putting British nationals at risk of extradition. Is he right?
Can the contentious UN verdict pull Julian Assange out of the world's strangest diplomatic quagmire?