WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange released from custody

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange delivers a statement to the media outside the High Court, London, after his release on bail, today. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

LONDON, United Kingdom — Julian Assange is swapping a Victorian prison cell for an English country mansion after a judge granted bail to the WikiLeaks founder wanted in Sweden for questioning on sex-crimes allegations.

The decision was greeted with delight by supporters who believe the allegations have been manipulated by enemies of the secret-spilling website, which continues to pour classified United States diplomatic cables onto the Web. Bail was opposed by prosecutors who claim the nomadic 39-year-old may abscond rather than face trial.

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7 Comments

  1. Truth, Justice, Love, Peace and Unity
    December 16, 2010

    I would not celebrate Julian Assange’s release. The world has some good people and some bad ones. It is my feeling that only the lawless and radicals will celebrate his release. Those who are on the side of democracy and preserving confidential documents for security reasons are not celebrating.
    Assange’s lawyer was instrumental in having him released on bail. There are conditions for his release as some of you may have heard especially on CNN. He is still not a free man. He cannot leave London, England and has to wear an electronic tag.
    The Swedish government wants him for sex crimes. Keep in mind “there is no smoke without fire”.
    Obviously the US government, namely the FBi wants him for leaking confidential documents. Assange is a No. 1 enemy of the world – of governments, specifically in the democratic world.
    So what is that to rejoice about?

    • Domnichey
      December 17, 2010

      Clearly you have no idea what you are talking about and the nonsense you post proves it. Julian Assange has not committed any crimes. Try reading and informing yourself on the law and the facts. Heis a hero for freedom of press and speach. He did not hack into anyone system to steal information so what will they charge him for?? Regarding the sex crimes it is a a case of where where two women have consentual sex with him and it is alleged that the condom broke. In sweden that is a crime. Read you idiot ,”the pair [were] sleeping naked together and the suspect [pushed] his naked erect penis into her body.” … and that he sexually molested both women by “having sex without the use of a condom, without the woman’s knowledge.”

  2. Dominichey
    December 16, 2010

    He should have gotten time Magazine man of the year but it is a US firm so we all know how that goes !

  3. Truth
    December 16, 2010

    Yea me too! Truth to the world wikileaks!you’re great!

  4. Why did TIMES ask for the publics opinion, if they weren't going to use it?
    December 16, 2010

    wooooowwww!!! I am so happy!!!!!

    • only
      December 17, 2010

      This whole Assange thing was a joke. Beware of the powers trying to take over the internet……the control freak world govt.

  5. Hugo Grotius
    December 16, 2010

    Great

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