British Judge Allows Julian Assange to Post Bail

Thursday, December 16, 2010

(FILE) Wikileaks founder Julian Assange holds a press conference at Park Plaza Hotel on October 23, 2010 in London, England. (Dan Kitwood/Getty)

Julian Assange was in court again this morning. The WikiLeaks founder is still fighting extradition to Sweden for alleged sex crimes, but today's appearance had more to do with the conditions of his bail. A British judge in a high court heard an appeal from prosecutors, but ruled against the appeal, allowing Assange to be freed from jail for some $317,000 bail. Other stipulations may also apply; the 39-year-old Australian might have to wear an electronic monitoring device, and give up his passport. But he reportedly does plan on leaving his cell for some nicer digs: a 10-room mansion in Essex.   

 

Maddy Savage speaks to us from outside the court in London, where he is reporting for our partner the BBC. She describes the scene live from the courthouse. 

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