Assange freed on bail

Appeals court upholds decision to release the WikiLeaks founder

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a (sort of) free man. An appeals court judge in London upheld a lower court’s decision to grant Assange bail despite the protests of Swedish prosecutors who want the hacker extradited to face questioning over allegations of rape made by two former WikiLeaks volunteers. Assange is expected to be released within a day or two under strict conditions. Not only must he put up a £200,000 cash deposit, with a further £40,000 guaranteed in two sureties of £20,000, Assange must also stay at a country house in Suffolk, report to police daily, and wear an electronic tag.

The Guardian

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