WikiLeaks founder Assange denied bail despite US extradition block

London (AFP) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will have to remain in custody in Britain, pending a US appeal of the decision to block his extradition to face charges for leaking secret documents, a judge in London ruled Wednesday.  Judge Vanessa Baraitser told Westminster Magistrates Court there were “substantial grounds for believing that if Mr Assange is released today he will fail to surrender” for the appeal hearings. “Mr Assange still has an incentive to abscond from these as yet unresolved proceedings,” she said.  “As a matter of fairness the United States must be able to challenge my …

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