British court denies bail to Julian Assange

Faces extradition to Sweden over alleged sex offenses

Julian Assange was denied bail on Tuesday by a London court, though the WikiLeaks founder still plans to resist efforts to extradite him to Sweden where authorities want to question him over alleged sex offenses. Assange was ordered to remain in custody until his next court date on Dec. 14. Assange’s colleagues have said this doesn’t change plans to keep disclosing sensitive documents, as it has done with files relating to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Over the past nine days, WikiLeaks has published confidential diplomatic messages, infuriating the U.S. State Department and other officials. Assange was arrested by officers from Scotland Yard’s extradition unit when he reported to a central London police station.

New York Times

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