UK court hears WikiLeaks' Assange is flight risk if bailed

London (AFP) – The United States on Wednesday urged a judge in London not to release WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on bail, as it seeks to appeal a decision to block his extradition to face charges for publishing secret documents. Lawyer Clair Dobbin, representing the government in Washington, told Westminster Magistrates Court there were “no conditions that could guarantee his surrender” if he were freed from custody. Assange, 49, who was in court to hear the application, is seeking to be released on bail, after an unexpected decision on Monday to block his removal to the United States on …

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