With a week until a UK court announces the verdict on Assange’s extradition case, we review his supporters and critics.
Recently, calls to pardon him have grown louder, including from unlikely characters such as former US vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, a Republican.
In September, 160 former and current world leaders and diplomats signed a letter demanding the UK government prevent his extradition.
Rights groups such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have called for his release.
Increasingly, prominent media outlets, such as The Guardian, are also voicing their concern about the charges levelled against the jailed publisher.
Yet some continue to back the US’s attempt to punish Assange.