Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Assange denied bail

This from AOL.com and the Associated Press:

LONDON (Dec. 7) -- Julian Assange has told a London court that he intends to fight extradition to Sweden -- one of many legal, financial and security challenges faced by the embattled WikiLeaks founder.

The 39-year-old Australian was refused bail at the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court, where he appeared soon after giving himself up at a London police station this morning. Assange was asked by the judge whether he understood that he could consent to be extradited to Sweden, where he faces one count of rape, one of unlawful coercion and two counts of sexual molestation. The freedom of information campaigner, who denies all of the charges, responded, "I understand that, and I do not consent," The Associated Press reported.

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