WikiLeaks founder granted bail

14 December 2010 04:08 pm - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, arrested in Britain on Swedish allegations of sex crimes, was freed on bail by a British court today.

Judge Howard Riddle granted him bail with conditions until another hearing on Jan. 11.

The 39-year-old Australian, whose website has provoked U.S. fury by publishing some of a trove of 250,000 classified U.S. diplomatic papers, was accused this year of sexual misconduct by two female Swedish WikiLeaks volunteers during a stay in Sweden.

Assange denies the allegations and is fighting Swedish attempts to extradite him. (Reuters)

  Comments - 12

  • kukka Wednesday, 15 December 2010 03:05 AM

    see the democracy of UK. if this happened in sri lanka, at least he never freed on bail.

    STUPID SRI LANKAN Thursday, 16 December 2010 06:41 AM


    Obama Wednesday, 15 December 2010 03:21 AM

    he is work for pentagon... wiki leaks, its a another project of DOD before attack Iran and North korea..

    Gayan Samarasekara Wednesday, 15 December 2010 03:29 AM

    Great news to start a day. Super Democracy in practice. Will see, whether his life is truly secured..

    Fazlan Wednesday, 15 December 2010 03:45 AM

    If you are a Sri Lankan, you never get bail. You will treat under the prevention of terrorism.

    Hassan Wednesday, 15 December 2010 04:22 AM

    A good move.... It will protect the right of expression.....

    channa Thursday, 16 December 2010 08:36 AM

    Asange is not a terrorist.....

    Rajitha Thursday, 16 December 2010 03:10 AM

    we should offer him asylum in sri lanka

    selvyn Wednesday, 15 December 2010 05:48 AM

    Britain continues to demonstrate its independance of the judiciary unlike other countries in our region without being prejudice besides there are allegations of sex crimes.

    demon Wednesday, 15 December 2010 05:48 AM

    c'mon julian assange...we know these are false allegations...

    Ganesh Thursday, 16 December 2010 05:13 AM

    I agree with you.....but some people think thats democracy... ha ha ha....

    ravi.sella Thursday, 16 December 2010 05:40 AM

    Long live Julian..

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