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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wikileaks founder Assange bailed, but release delayed

Julian Assange in his prison van en route to court (pic: Dec 14)Julian Assange was photographed inside a prison van on his way to court

The founder of whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has been granted bail in London on conditions including cash guarantees of £240,000.
But he will remain in prison pending an appeal against the bail decision lodged by Swedish prosecutors.
Mr Assange is fighting extradition to Sweden, where he is accused of sexually assaulting two women earlier this year.
He denies the charges, which he says are politically motivated and designed to discredit him.

BBC News | 14 December 2010 - read full post :

The BBC news stated comments that hail the British legal systems such as :

1. Following the bail decision, human rights activist Bianca Jagger said: "I was very pleased with what happened and I am glad that due process has taken place. I trust the British legal system and I hope justice will be done."

2 - Author Yvonne Ridley said: "It is a victory for common sense. If he had been refused bail, it would have meant the court had become a political arena."

What should also be noted too is the punch line, cited below which is like a close or conclusion to the whole news,  which reads :-

The latest release, published by the Guardian newspaper, shows that the US had concerns after the 7 July bombings that the UK was not doing enough to tackle home-grown extremists. 
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