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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denied bail in U.K.

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange “has an incentive to abscond”, a British Judge said

A British judge on January 6 denied bail to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been jailed in Britain since 2019 as he fights extradition to the United States.

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District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ordered Assange to remain in prison while the courts consider an appeal by U.S. authorities against a decision not to extradite him.

Editor in Chief of WikiLeaks Kristinn Hrafnsson speaks to the media after a court denied bail to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, outside the Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain on January 6, 2021.

Editor in Chief of WikiLeaks Kristinn Hrafnsson speaks to the media after a court denied bail to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, outside the Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain on January 6, 2021.
 
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On January 4, the judge rejected an American request to send Assange to the U.S. to face espionage charges over WikiLeaks publication of secret military documents a decade ago.

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She denied extradition on health grounds, saying the 49-year-old Australian was likely to kill himself if held under harsh U.S. prison conditions.

The judge said on January 6 that Assange “has an incentive to abscond” and there is a good chance he would fail to return to court if freed.

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