No Bail Julian Assange
He is a flight risk. Back to you Brits.
Assange’s WikiLeaks persists in going about its business. I am still thinking about this business notion, a company that makes a business of publishing leaked information. Can information that is leaked from private sources in exchange for compensation ever be considered anything but dirty?
“Breaking News Alert: Judge denies bail for WikiLeaks founder Assange
December 7, 2010 10:30:18 AM
A British judge has denied bail for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after he told a London court he intends to fight his extradition to Sweden on sex crime allegations.
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“Judge denies WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange bail
By CASSANDRA VINOGRAD and RAPHAEL G. SATTER
The Associated Press
Tuesday, December 7, 2010; 11:06 AM
LONDON -- A British judge denied Julian Assange bail on Tuesday after the WikiLeaks founder told a London court he would fight efforts to extradite him to Sweden to face a sex-crimes investigation.
The secret-spilling websites' finances came under increasing pressure as both Visa and Mastercard cut off funding methods, but a WikiLeaks spokesman insisted details from classified U.S. diplomatic cables would keep flowing - regardless of what happened to the group's founder.
"This will not change our operation," Kristinn Hrafnsson told The Associated Press. As if to underline the point, WikiLeaks released a cache of a dozen new diplomatic cables, its first publication in more than 24 hours.
Assange appeared Tuesday afternoon at the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court in London after turning himself in to Scotland Yard earlier in the day. He showed no reaction as Judge Howard Riddle denied him bail and sent him into U.K. custody.”