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Assange Granted Bail, But Appeal By Sweden Puts Him Back In The Cells

December 14th, 2010 12:59 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

It’s not over till it’s over huh. Wikileaks head Julian Assange has been granted bail. However, an immediate appeal lodged by Swedish prosecutors trying to have him extradited to Sweden to face rape allegations means that he must now stay in custody until the appeal is heard at some time in the next 48 hours. It’s not known when, as yet.

Assange’s lawyer Mark Stephens, best known for defending human rights cases, told reporters outside court that “they want to put Mr Assange through more hurdles and expense,” and that the case was turning into a “a show trial.” Conditional bail had been set at £200,000, put up by a host of celebrities who are backing Assange, including U.S. filmmaker Michael Moore. Crowds of protesters have been surrounding every episode outside court, some dressed in Assange masks.

The full list of the charges which the Swedish court hopes to bring at a trial in Stockholm are here. Best put your TMZ hat on.

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  • Anonymous

    The sexual charges by two Swedish women look more like petty revenge from two spurned consensual casual sex encounters. Believe it or not, even Glenn Beck comes to his defense on those charges. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

    Having said that, is Wikileaks actually performing a ‘service’ to society by publishing confidential conversations ? If you think so, then do not complain if/when *your* confidential and private communications are published on the Internet !

    And now, we have ‘OpenLeaks.com’ to look forward to. After that, what else ? GossipLeaks ? LeakyPipes ? AdultDiapers.com ?

    Distributed Denials of Service attacks in ‘support’ of Assange are not ‘civil disobedience’ — just vandalism. Food fights in public cafeterias are never constructive.


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