Thursday 16 December 2010

Julian Assange freed on bail at High Court

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was today freed on bail after being granted conditional bail by a judge sitting in the High Court in London.

Outside the court he said: "It's great to smell the fresh air of London again. Thanks to all the people around the world who've had faith in me."

He said he hoped to continue his work and protest his innocence.

Mr Justice Ouseley turned down an appeal by prosectors against the decision to grant the WikiLeaks founder bail at an earlier hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Assange is fighting extradition to Sweden over sex charges involving two women. He denies the allegations.

His supporters have offered to put up a surety of £240,000 to guarantee he surrenders to bail.

The judge made a ruling banning the use of Twitter during the court hearing.


Sterling Easterday said...

Julian Assange is being accused of more than just sexual assault. As the founder of the controversial “Wikileaks” page, he is also being accused of publishing highly classified documents that put at risk many innocent lives, and as far as we know, this is the only effect it has had so far. Due to the nature of the documents published on the page, only time will tell what’s going to happen next.

Sterling Easterday

Larry Nowak said...

Julian Assange hasn’t set foot outside Ecuador’s London embassy in more than a year—avoiding extradition to Sweden, where he faces allegations of sexual assault.

Larry Nowak