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WikiLeaks founder granted bail

12-15-2010 08:18 BJT

LONDON, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- The founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange was granted bail on Tuesday with strict conditions ahead of a full extradition hearing over claims that he committed sex offences in Sweden.

Assange arrived at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday afternoon from his cell at Wandsworth jail for a new appeal to secure bail.

During the last hearing in London last week, Assange was refused bail by judge on the grounds that there was a risk that he would fail to surrender and has remained in police custody following his arrest on four sexual offences.

Britain has received a European arrest warrant from Sweden, and officers from Scotland Yard detained the 39-year-old Australian on Dec. 7 after he voluntarily went to a police station in central London.

Two women in Sweden accused Assange of sexually attacking them when he visited the country in August, but Assange denied the claims.

The Swedish authorities urged to extradite Assange to the country to face charges.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: Xinhua

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