Julian Assange granted bail

WikiLeaks founder met with cheers from inside and outside the court

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, appeared in a London court today, where he was granted bail—to cheers from inside and outside the court. His conditional release comes a week since his first court appearance after Sweden requested his arrest over allegations that he sexually assaulted two women. Judge Howard Riddle released Assange, but ordered him to surrender his passport, obey a curfew, and wear an electronic tag until his next hearing on Jan. 11. Assange has denied any wrongdoing and his lawyers claim that the Swedish warrant is part of a plot to have him extradited to the U.S. in the event that charges related to his document-leaking activities are leveled at him.

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