Judge grants bail to WikiLeaks founder
Julian Assange gets a temporary reprieve after high-profile figures push for his release.
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.