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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Julian Assange Granted Bail

George Wenschhof

After spending one week in jail on charges of sexual misconduct, founder Julian Assange has been granted bail by a British Judge.

The sexual misconduct charges stem from incidents that allegedly took place in Sweden months ago. Questions have swirled as to the authenticity of the charges as Assange's arrest took place shortly after the latest release of U.S. diplomatic cables which have proved to be embarrassing.

Assange is fighting extradition to Sweden. Among the sexual misconduct charges include the use of a broken condom, which lead many to believe the charges are a response to the massive diplomatic cables release by Wikileaks. You can read more here.

Update: Sweden appeals Bail decision - seems Assange will be in jail at least another 48 hours until the appeal is heard by the Judge. You can read more here.


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