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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange refused bail

Julian Assange (left) appeared in court with John Pilger and others offering sureties
The founder of whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has been refused bail by a court in London but vowed to fight extradition to Sweden.

Mr Assange denies sexually assaulting two women in Sweden. He was remanded in custody pending a hearing next week.

A judge at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court refused bail because of the risk of the 39-year-old fleeing.

A Wikileaks spokesman said the arrest was an attack on media freedom and pledged to continue publishing.

After the court appearance Mr Assange's lawyer Mark Stephens said he would be applying again for bail.

He also claimed the charges were "politically motivated" and he said the judge was keen to see the evidence against Mr Assange, an Australian citizen.

Mr Stephens also said Wikileaks would continue to publish material and added: "We are on cable 301 and there are 250,000 secret cables."

A Downing Street spokesman said Mr Assange's arrest was "a matter for the police" and there had been no ministerial involvement.



  1. Yeah as if its not politically motivated. They are going after him any possible way they can.

  2. I've seen this all over the news, but I still dont even know on whos side I am

  3. Assange is the best rapist evar.

  4. He was just following the golden rule...
    do unto others as you would have them do to you.

  5. those charges are absolute bullshit... why didn't they pursue them when they supposedly occurred, back in august... this man is in the history books and we are living through one of the greatest times in a long time

  6. Lol at cooperlife. And yeah, b.s. charges.