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A London court today refused to grant bail to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Assange is facing extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges including one count of unlawful coercion, two counts of sexual molestation and one count of rape.

In spite of pledges from financial surety from high-profile figures including Jemima Khan, journalist John Pilger and film-maker Ken Loach, District Judge Howard Riddle said he felt there was a substantial risk that Assange would flee the country. Assange will be remanded in custody until 14 December when extradition proceedings will continue.



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Dec 7th, 2010 at 10:23:34 AM EST
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BBC News | UK | Pinochet bailed
The former military leader of Chile, Augusto Pinochet, has been bailed at London's High Court while the House of Lords decides if he has immunity from prosecution.

The conditions of his bail require the retired general to remain at the private hospital in Southgate, north London, where he was moved to on Thursday



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Dec 7th, 2010 at 10:26:38 AM EST
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BBC News - Wikileaks founder Julian Assange refused bail

Mr Assange is accused by the Swedish authorities of one count of rape, one of unlawful coercion and two counts of sexual molestation, alleged to have been committed in August 2010.

The allegations involve two women, Miss A and Miss W.

If the district judge rules the arrest warrant is legally correct, he could be extradited to Sweden.



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Dec 7th, 2010 at 10:36:35 AM EST
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ceebs:
pledges from financial surety from high-profile figures including Jemima Khan
What, another groupie?

Of all the ways of organizing banking, the worst is the one we have today — Mervyn King, 25 October 2010
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Dec 7th, 2010 at 10:30:35 AM EST
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Well i suppose it depends where he wants to end up doing time.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Dec 7th, 2010 at 10:44:56 AM EST
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Isn't that a rather demeaning, macho comment ? :-)

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.
by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Tue Dec 7th, 2010 at 04:20:40 PM EST
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[Migeru's Macho Moment of the Day™ Technology]

She has admitted she doesn't know him but she's going to post bail for him? And her "profession" is listed as "socialite"?

Of all the ways of organizing banking, the worst is the one we have today — Mervyn King, 25 October 2010

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Dec 7th, 2010 at 04:24:35 PM EST
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I doubt if Loach knows him and I suppose even socialites and even female ones are sometimes capable of taking a principled stand about a cause they think is worth defending.

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.

by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Tue Dec 7th, 2010 at 05:59:10 PM EST
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