Rape case: UK court denies bail for Assange

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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London, Dec 8: A court in United Kingdom has denied the bail for Julian Assange, the founder of whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks. Citing the chance of fleeing from the country, The court ordered Assange's remand until court hearing on Dec 14.

British police arrested Assange on Tuesday, Dec 7 on allegations of rape and sexual molestation in Sweden. Scotland Yard arrested him followed by the arrest warrant issued by the Swedish court.

Meanwhile, Assange's lawyer said that he he would fight extradition to Sweden.

Supporters of Assange offered to help pay for bail. They gathered outside the court and shouted "Julian, we love you".

Julian Assange became the centre of world attention through the release of United States secret diplomatic cables. After the release US government has been tried to stop Assange and his website WikiLeaks.

The cables released by WikiLeaks brought out the dirty diplomatic tricks played by United States on United Nations and other countries. The shocking information led to raise grudge over United States from different corners of the world.

United States said that Assange had endangered lives of millions by the release of secret diplomatic cables. Now, US is trying to block the financial sources to WikiLeaks website. Visa said that it would "suspend Visa payment acceptance on WikiLeaks' website pending investigation into the nature of its business and whether it contravenes Visa operating rules."

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