Assange ordered to jail while court decides on extradition
December 7th, 2010
10:51 AM ET

Assange ordered to jail while court decides on extradition

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was sent to jail Tuesday while a London court decides whether to order his extradition to Sweden.

The judge at the City of Westminster Magistrate's Court refused to grant Assange bail, despite several celebrities coming forward and offering to pay his surety.

Assange, who was in court with security guards on either side of him and his lawyer in front, must now stay in custody until December 14. It was not immediately clear if the court would decide on that date whether to release him.


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  1. Mr Nabisco

    Funny how the U.S. government shut down the site that hosted 2 girls 1 cup, but can't shut down Wikileaks? If the website is so threatening, why haven't they done something about it?

    December 8, 2010 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. Kathleen Bergin

    First Amendment Law Prof blogs on US grad and law schools warning students NOT to access Wikileaks docs:

    December 8, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff

    assange looks like the biggest duuuuchhe bag on the planet – i'm surprised he wasn't arrested for child molesting

    December 9, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
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