Julian Assange is refused to bail out while staying in jail.

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    The founder of whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has been refused bail by a court in London but vowed to fight extradition to Sweden. Mr Assange denies sexually assaulting two women in Sweden. He was remanded in custody pending a hearing next week. A judge at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court refused bail because of the risk of the 39-year-old fleeing. A Wikileaks spokesman said the arrest was an attack on media freedom and pledged to continue publishing. After the court appearance Mr Assange's lawyer Mark Stephens said he would be applying again for bail. He claimed the charges were "politically motivated" and said the judge was keen to see the evidence against Mr Assange, an Australian citizen. Mr Stephens said Wikileaks would continue to publish material and added: "We are on cable 301 and there are 250,000 secret cables." A Downing Street spokesman said Mr Assange's arrest was "a matter for the police" and there had been no ministerial involvement. Prosecutors in Sweden have insisted the extradition request is a matter of criminal law and they "have not been put under any kind of pressure, political or otherwise". Five people, including journalist John Pilger, film director Ken Loach and Jemima Khan, the sister of Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith, offered to put up sureties. But district judge Howard Riddle refused bail for Mr Assange and he was remanded in custody until 14 December. Judge Riddle said he believed Mr Assange might flee and he also feared he "may be at risk from unstable persons". Gemma Lindfield, for the Swedish authorities, gave details of the allegations against Mr Assange. One of the charges is that he had unprotected sex with a woman, identified only as Miss A, when she insisted he use a condom. Another is that he had unprotected sex with another woman, Miss W, while she was asleep. Mr Assange, who was accompanied by Australian consular officials, initially refused to say where he lived but eventually gave an address in Australia. Afterwards Ms Khan explained why she was willing to put up a surety: "I offered my support as I believe that this is about the universal right of freedom of information and our right to be told the truth." Wikileaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson said it would not stop the release of more secret files and told Reuters on Tuesday: "Wikileaks is operational. We are continuing on the same track as laid out before."Any development with regards to Julian Assange will not change the plans we have with regards to the releases today and in the coming days." Secret locations He said Wikileaks was being operated by a group in London and other secret locations. US State Department spokesman PJ Crowley said it was possible the US would make an extradition request for Mr Assange but he said it was premature as the criminal investigation into Wikileaks was still ongoing. Mr Assange was arrested by appointment at a London police station at 0930 GMT. Police contacted Mr Stephens on Monday night after receiving a European arrest warrant from the Swedish authorities. An earlier warrant, issued last month, had not been filled in correctly. Mr Assange has come in for criticism in the past week for the revelations made on Wikileaks. Foreign Secretary William Hague has criticised the website for publishing details of sensitive sites, including some in the UK, saying they could be targeted by terrorists. But, in an article for The Australian newspaper, Mr Assange denied he had put lives at risk and said Wikileaks deserved to be protected. Mr Crowley said: "The (US) constitution enshrines the freedom of the press and we respect that, even if we have concerns about how that is exercised". Gerard Batten, a UKIP MEP, said the Assange case highlighted the dangers of the European arrest warrant. He said: "I don't know of the quality of the evidence in Mr Assange's case but it does seem that he is involved in political turmoil and intrigue and there are a lot of people keen to shut him up and there is nothing a court in the UK can do to look at the evidence before they extradite him." Mr Assange's supporters have written an open letter to Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, asking her to protect him. Mr Pilger, who appeared in court to support Mr Assange, said Ms Gillard's threat to remove his passport smacked of"totalitarianism".[/p]

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    This is news?
     
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    Julien Assange is going to get what's coming. That said I seriously doubt the voracity of the allegations against him. Still, I don't think it could have happened to a better person. Mark my words Assange is going to spend the next 25 years in jail. I'm sure charges will keep cropping up and bail will keep getting denied.
     
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    Your evidence is overwhelming.
     
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    He should be lucky to be safe in jail, considering how many people are itching to kill him.
     
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    i wonder if the [censored] charges were just a lure if so and found out to be false i'd say this much wikileaks is a real eye opener back to what i was saying if its false i can imagine the impact not only on the US but other governments around the world
     
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    Ok jerk-off the woman he supposedly raped threw him a party the next day and tweeted how cool he was. The charges were already dropped due to lack of evidence. Christ why are people so stupid.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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    I don't think you got the gist of his post (or perhaps I don't). It seems he was saying he doesn't believe the allegations to be true.

    I'll say this in response, though: We're all "going to get what's coming" to us.

    We should be mourning the death of freedom and free speech, not arguing about what sentence is deserving of a martyr.
     
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    This whole WikiLeaks situation should be documented in a history book for future generations.
    They should know about this free-speech disaster.
     
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    I feel kinda bad that it's something Sweden has done... Oh well.
    I however think all these "famous people raping people" things going on are rather weird... As in I in my own opinion don't believe it.
    I believe famous people with fuckloads of money wouldn't have problem getting laid.. not enough problems to start raping women at least...

    Maybe this dude isn't that famous, or loaded, what do I know... but I find it strange.. WHY would he risk raping someone when he's wanted by a lot of people....
     
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    So all it takes is an allegation?
    You killed my dog. You deserve to spend 25 years in jail, bastard.
     
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    Any charges against him are 100% politically motivated.
     
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    Really.

    More documents, please.
     
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    i think he's innocent.


    ot: they always try to get ugly pictures of him, just because it makes him look like a criminal. funny.

    edit: just read another news article turns out one of the [censored] accusers was involved with something with the CIA
     
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    he never said julien deserved to go to jail for the reason he was accused. he merely thinks julien deserves to be in jail; obviously for leaking the info. someone has another opinion, get over it.
     
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    Governments aren't exactly amateur organizations. Our taxes afford us only the best criminals.
     
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    he will not get a fair trial..

    the "Orders From the Top" will not permit him to be tried innocent...

    this case has already been closed...the Judge most likely already has their corrupt mind set...

    they want to make an example to people when they rebel against the government...

    it's ironic that after he released these "diplomacy" documents, these charges just "appeared"

    if you look at Eagle Eye (shitty movie I know) or "The Net"

    anyone can be digitally labeled as a criminal or a "Terrorist."

    especially "undesirable" individuals who "they" want to eliminate

    "they" have the ways, the means, and the access to do it.
     
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    Assange is a criminal. I'd have him executed or assassinated if I could.
     
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