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Julian Assange Is Granted Bail

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been granted bail pending a further court appearance on the 11 January.

The Daily Mail reports that as part of his £240,000 bail terms, Assange must wear an electronic tag, surrender his passport, obey a curfew and remain at an address in Suffolk. The Wikileaks founder must also report to a local police station once a day.

Assange’s plight has attracted sympathy from several well known figures and a number of celebrities, who turned out at Assange’s court hearing earlier. Amongst them were, Jemima Khan, Ken Loach, John Pilger and Bianca Jagger. It has also been reported that £20,000 of the bail sum was paid for by filmmaker Michael Moore.

Assange is facing extradition to Sweden for questioning over sex crime allegations.

It is possible the Swedish courts may yet appeal today’s decision made by District Judge Howard Riddle.