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WikiLeaks founder Assange refused bail in Britain

London, Ta. Wednesday, January 6, 2021

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was refused bail by a British court and ordered to remain in the United States until a decision is made to send him back to the United States. District Judge Vanessa Baratisare said Assange should remain in British custody until the court considers the appeal of American officials against my order until he extradited her.

The judge said, “Assange has a habit of running away and I suspect he cannot return if released.” Assange, who was accused of espionage for disclosing confidential US military documents a decade ago, rejected an American request from Judge Barriters on Monday.

The ruling means Assange will remain in London’s high-security Belmars prison, where he was released on bail seven years ago during a separate legal battle following his arrest in April 2012.

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