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WikiLeaks' Assange freed on bail

UK judge confirms bail conditions ahead of extradition hearing over alleged sex crimes in Sweden.

Julian Assange said he hopes to continue his work and protest his innocence in fighting sex-crime allegations

Julian Assange, the founder of whistleblower website WikiLeaks, has been freed after spending nine days in solitary confinement in a London jail over alleged sexual offences.

Assange was released late on Thursday after a senior British judge ruled that he can be released on conditional bail following a week of legal drama over a request from Sweden for his extradition.

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Hactivists' wage war for WikiLeaks

Tech-savvy supporters of jailed WikiLeaks founder launch cyber attacks dubbed "info war" as censorship row escalates.

The website attacks launched by supporters of WikiLeaks show 21st-century cyber warfare evolving into a more amateur and anarchic affair than many predicted.

Attempts to silence WikiLeaks after the leaking of some 250,000 classified US state department cables seem to have produced something rather different - something of a popular rebellion amongst hundreds or thousands of tech-savvy activists.

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WikiLeaks' Assange arrested in UK

Founder of whistleblowing website to appear in London court after being detained over allegations of sex crimes.

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has been arrested by British police over allegations of sex crimes in Sweden, police have said.

The 39-year-old Australian handed himself in to a London police station at about 09:30 GMT on Tuesday, where he was detained under a European Arrest Warrant.

"He is accused by the Swedish authorities of one count of unlawful coercion, two counts of sexual molestation and one count of rape, all alleged to have been committed in August 2010," police said in a statement.

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WikiLeaks founder denied bail in UK



Julian Assange is remanded in custody after appearing in a London court on an extradition warrant.



A London court has denied bail to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, and ordered that he remain in custody for a week, after he was arrested on an extradition warrant.


The 39-year-old Australian, who handed himself into authorities in the British capital on Tuesday, is wanted in Sweden on allegations of sex crimes.


Howard Riddle, the presiding judge at the City of Westminster Magistrate's Court, refused bail for Assange on the grounds that there was a risk he would fail to surrender.


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