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. The List De-Bunked

    Having seen a detailed list of these so-called "targets" I can honestly say that the whole list appears to be complete and utter BS. A twelve-year old could pick these out on a map. There is nothing but totally obvious targets on this "whoop-de-doo" list everyone is going on about.

    If the rest of you were to get a good look at the list, you'd see it too.

    Total BS targets. All of them. Nothing dangerous about that list AT ALL.
    This whole mess is a sham. We are being trolled by our gov't and the media.

    December 7, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      Very well said. Thank you.

      December 7, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • bikpet

      and, You are full of it!!

      December 7, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jane Baker

    This all seems rather convenient. Maybe it's calculated on his part; giving him the opportunity to make certain facts a part of court record.

    December 7, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  3. phil

    I would be very upset if wikileaks truly exposed anything that would endanger national security. Like if the exact locations of our domestic water supplies were exposed. Oh wait a minute...any public map shows rivers, lakes, aquaducts, etc. I wonder why "the terrorists" or "the Iranians" haven't poisoned our water yet. They want all of US dead, right? Why don't they simply poison our water?

    December 7, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      A very good question,phil. The right-wing thugs in Washington have no answer to it.

      December 7, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeremy Laprat

      Simple. Our water supplies are filtered for toxins.

      December 7, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. sofia

    in the eyes of many people Jullia Assage is a real hero .
    He is modern Donki shot , everything he did and does is just truth, his life in Sweden will indeed be in danger
    in other words we fons will do anything for his release..
    free Assage

    December 7, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  5. It'sAllYoursByeBye

    It's a shame he's not related to anyone in power or he could get away with it. If he were Paris Hilton he could just pay a fine and be on his merry way.

    December 7, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • popepallmall

      @It'sAllYoursByeBye. that's stupid

      December 7, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      Quite true,It'sAllYoursByeBye,quite true!

      December 8, 2010 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  6. phil

    @Daniel...People here, for the most part, aren't able to formulate their own opinions and so find it very difficult to answer this question. Isn't the answer obvious? (the thugs know the answer but won't talk about it)

    December 7, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  7. hmoJ

    This thing is a world wide threat or wants to claim to be, so treat it like one, join together and do what ever is needed to protect this country and all others. He gave up all rights when he made the threat period, as far as I am concerned.

    December 7, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jimmy Cheesesteak

    The problem – as seen by governments and pundits – is not with the contents of the cables as they claim. Rather, their vendetta is based upon the fact that one, small organization can: harness the power of the Internet to tear away the mask and expose the messy sideshow that is international politics; expose the insecurity of government records; display the power of motivated citizens to effect real change and force transparency; in short, show the emperors without their clothes.

    Our nations' leaders are human beings, they sit on the toilet with Ukranian nurses, and god forbid we – the people – see that and understand the implications.

    December 7, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Melissa

    Check out the recent newsweek with assange on the cover. Read the article. If wikileaks proves anything, it proves that the information leaked is not anything we don't already know. It's also Big Brothers own fault for not having ecough internet security. They wanted to make their lives easier by being able to easily access the cables...

    December 7, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. osama bin diesel

    Just close the internet , it is so 1991

    December 7, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ha!

      Don't worry, they're trying. We'll all be back at AOL soon enough...

      December 7, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. phil

    @Jeremy...you've got it backwards. Poisons are added to our water to make it safe to drink. Chlorine is a poison. Not to mention the ecological damages poisoning our water would cause. A simple envelope containing anthrax sends shockwaves out accross the land. Imagine a buttload of it along with a few thousand gallons of various other poisons dumped in some small towns reservoir. Hundreds of possible scenarios. Poisoning the water cattle drink for example. How long would it take a few thousand terrorists disguised as illegal Mexicans to poison several thousand canals, streams, creeks, water troughs, swimming pools, city gardens, football fields....whatever they chose. There's nothing to stop them if they chose this route.

    December 7, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Deryk Houston

    I have felt for a long time that we can't trust the history books or CNN.
    My work in Iraq between 1999 and 2002 made me realize that our governments were lying, because what I saw with my own eyes didn't match what my goverment was telling me. When I confronted our Foreign affairs minister's office, (Mr. Axorthy) at that time with the actual facts.... his office pointed out that there were so many conficts going on in the world that they couldn't be expected to be on top of everything. (Meanwhile....several hundred thousand children were dying as a result of the sanctions on Iraq at that time. According to a 2002 UNICEF report)

    December 7, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Deryk Houston

    I made a spelling mistake in my last post. It was meant to read Mr.Lloyd Axworthy.

    December 7, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Cesar

    Aww come on, give Assange a break over the trumped up charges. And give him a break over Wikileaks, he's just the messenger. And @Deryk Houston, thanks for sharing that. I can sleep at night now.

    December 7, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      I'm not convinced that's the correct spelling

      December 9, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Victor Hess

    They may stop Assange, but it doesn't look good trying to stop another or even MILLIONS OF WIKILEAKS from just popping up all over the place and millions more Assanges. Freedom is wonderful.

    December 7, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Did ass-ange have the assistance of the State dept to Houdini this info? Why is this man still free? He is so pale he can pass for a twilight vampire character...

      December 8, 2010 at 3:31 am | Report abuse |
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