WikiLeaks Founder Assange Gets Bail in UK, But His Release Is Delayed as Swedish Prosecutors Appeal
In a British court hearing that was live-tweeted, with the permission of the judge, the founder of the WikiLeaks whistle-blowing website was granted bail today.
However, the release of Julian Assange, who is being held on an Interpol warrant in a Swedish sex-crime case, has been delayed while Swedish prosecutors appeal the City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court ruling, reports the BBC.
If the bail order holds up, he must provide cash guarantees of 240,000 pounds, or almost $380,000 in U.S. dollars, to win his release.
As detailed in earlier ABAJournal.com posts, Assange is at the center of an international debate over a series of confidential U.S. Department of State cables that were recently disclosed by WikiLeaks.