Dec 15, 2010


Wikileaks founder Julian Assange remains in London jail as bail decision challenged

  • Dec 15, 2010
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  • WikiLeaks  founder Julian Assange has been granted bail by a British court but will remain behind bars Tuesday as Sweden's lawyer appeals the judge's decision.

    Judge Howard Riddle earlier had set bail for a total of $380,000 (240,000 British Pounds) to allow Assange to walk out of prison but ordered that Assange wear an electronic tag, abide by a curfew and live at the country estate of a supporter.

    The Swedish appeal to the bail means Assange will be held within 48 hours before he can be freed from at Wandsworth prison in London.

    Assange’s lawyer Mark Stephens told reporters after hearing the Swedish decision that "This is really turning into a show trial,"  

    "It's an unfortunate state of affairs given that we were obviously very relieved for Mr Assange a few hours ago. Given their history of persecution of Mr. Assange it's perhaps not suprising."
    Australian television says Assange told his mother, Christine Assange, during a visit at the jail that his "convictions are unfaltering" and that he "remains true" to the ideals he has expressed on freedom of information.

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