Sweden appealing magistrate's decision to grant Assange bail
December 14th, 2010
12:42 PM ET

Sweden appealing magistrate's decision to grant Assange bail

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was granted bail Tuesday after a hearing at Westminster Magistrate's Court in London, but a lawyer representing Swedish prosecutors immediately filed an appeal.

That means Assange will remain in jail for another 48 hours, until the next hearing.

The magistrate agreed to grant bail Tuesday after Assange's team of attorneys reported that Vaughan Smith, a former British army officer who founded London's Frontline Club, had offered his mansion in Suffolk to Assange.

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  1. Jim Brieske

    sburg. That kid who hacked Sarah Palin's email was sentenced to jail time. Assange has released stolen U.S. Government computer information, that is not his, to the public. He has broken numerous federal laws. Now people who don't like us, sit a say oh Assange is our hero.
    The fact is he is a lowlife piece of garbage who deserves a bullet in his brain.
    But I'm willing to see him tried here and sentenced to life in prison. Yes, I'm giving him a break. Assassinating him is much easier.

    December 15, 2010 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. Daniel

    I wonder just how much the Swedish prosecutors were paid.

    December 15, 2010 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. Scotty

    Once again , the libs think they get to pick and choose which laws thier "heros" should have to abide by. When will it ever be fasionable in this great country again to be held accountable for your actions?

    December 15, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  4. D. J.

    No matter what happens people are not going to be satisfied. Yes one traitorous soldier leaked this and should get in severe trouble for it. That being said just because someone gives you a loaded gun does not mean you have to go and shoot somebody. This is OUR country and while it does have its issues and mistakes, take a look at some of the other countries out there. We are still a lot better off. Can we improve ...yes but its going to take doing and that means getting up off your can and letting your politicians know what the people want..if you don't get it get rid of them (by VOTING) and then try again.

    December 15, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
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