Bail for WikiLeaks Founder Will Be Challenged

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Sweden will appeal a British judge

The Associated Press
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks during a press conference in London on Monday. Assange said he believes there is evidence of war crimes in the thousands of pages of leaked U.S. military documents relating to the war in Afghanistan.

Swedish authorities say they will appeal a British judge's decision to grant bail to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Assange's lawyers were told Tuesday that means it will take at least another 48 hours before he can be freed from a London jail. Britain's High Court will now hear the Swedish appeal.

Assange, a 39-year-old Australian, has been in prison for a week due to a Swedish arrest warrant in a sex-crimes investigation. He denies any wrongdoing and his lawyers say he plans to fight Sweden's extradition request.


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