Julian Assange Gets Bail, Sweden Appeals

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Update: Sweden is appealing the decision. A ruling in the appeal could take a week. Also, Assange's bond is L200,000, which must be in cash because cheques take a week to clear. His lawyer says: "So I have to go around to find cash and have it delivered to court, and until the court has it an innocent man stays in jail."

A British Court has granted bail to Wikileak's founder Julian Assange.

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    I hope his team... (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by kdog on Tue Dec 14, 2010 at 10:14:02 AM EST
    is running, not walking, to pay that bail...pending the Swedes likely appeal.  Before the secret grand jury in VA completes Stage I of the railroading, Western Hemisphere edition.

    Michael Moore (none / 0) (#2)
    by Militarytracy on Tue Dec 14, 2010 at 10:33:27 AM EST
    and several other persons have offered to put the money up.

    The representatives of Barack Obama have appealed (none / 0) (#3)
    by Andreas on Tue Dec 14, 2010 at 11:59:41 AM EST

    Upon release, (none / 0) (#4)
    by jeffinalabama on Tue Dec 14, 2010 at 12:01:11 PM EST
    If Assange were to travel to a no-extradition country, I would completely understand.

    Would Michael Moore be upset (none / 0) (#5)
    by Militarytracy on Tue Dec 14, 2010 at 01:06:37 PM EST
    losing his bail money?

    He would not be permitted to leave the UK (none / 0) (#6)
    by Mitch Guthman on Tue Dec 14, 2010 at 01:45:32 PM EST
    If he's actually released, it's a condition of his bail that he wear a tracking device, surrender his passport and obviously he wouldn't be able to leave the UK.  The current Thatcherite British government isn't going to turn a blind eye to his leaving as they did with Pinochet.



    bail is a sham, then (none / 0) (#8)
    by diogenes on Tue Dec 14, 2010 at 03:57:53 PM EST
    You don't have to be Diogenes to be cynical about all the people posting here who insist to courts that bail should be used when the alleged offender is likely to stay in the jurisdiction but who now complain about "fascist" governments who wouldn't let Assaunge flee the jurisdiction to a place with a non-extradition treaty.

    Um, nobody here has made (none / 0) (#9)
    by Harry Saxon on Wed Dec 15, 2010 at 07:36:15 AM EST
    the proposition you stated, but thanks for playing, doc.

    Nobody is saying... (none / 0) (#11)
    by kdog on Wed Dec 15, 2010 at 10:39:19 AM EST
    the UK should let him flee...I am saying if he were wise he'd at least think about making a run for it...with so many powerful enemies I don't think I'd count on that right to a fair trial, if I were him.  

    He could crash with Polanski (none / 0) (#10)
    by Wile ECoyote on Wed Dec 15, 2010 at 07:37:30 AM EST
    Go out, hit the bars together.  Gotta be some sororities hitting the bunny slopes around there.

    He could go to Switzerland (none / 0) (#12)
    by jbindc on Wed Dec 15, 2010 at 04:58:24 PM EST
    It's because of all the "twincest" p0rn (none / 0) (#13)
    by observed on Wed Dec 15, 2010 at 06:45:27 PM EST
    Hmmm.... (none / 0) (#7)
    by EL seattle on Tue Dec 14, 2010 at 02:15:36 PM EST
    I wonder if the Dick Wolf team at NBC might already be working on some very special TV series crossover episodes between "Law & Order: UK" and "Law & Order: SVU".  (Possibly starring Bill Hader....)

    Probably not.

    But I think that almost everyone involved in this thing seems to have a taste for melodrama.