WikiLeaks founder released from British custody on bail, heads to English country mansion – Yahoo! News


 

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A U.K. judge has rejected an appeal and granted bail to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who will be freed from a British jail.

High Court justice Duncan Ouseley rejected prosecutors’ argument that Assange should stay in prison and granted him conditional bail.

Assange has been in prison since Dec. 7 after surrendering to British police over a Swedish sex-crimes warrant.

He denies wrongdoing but is refusing to surrender to Sweden’s request to extradite him for questioning.

Last month WikiLeaks deeply angered U.S. officials by beginning to publish its trove of 250,000 secret U.S. diplomatic cables.

via WikiLeaks founder released from British custody on bail, heads to English country mansion – Yahoo! News.

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