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Swedish appeal delays Assange's release

Swedish authorities have decided to appeal against a U.K. court's decision to grant bail to Wikileaks editor Julian Assange, who faces extradition to Sweden, he is to remain in custody for another 48 hours.

Swedish authorities have decided to appeal against a judge's decision to grant bail to Wikileaks editor Julian Assange, who faces extradition to Sweden for questioning on sex-crimes charges.

The lodging of the appeal came on Tuesday, just hours after the bail decision in City of Westminster Magistrates Court in London.

Assange, who has been held for a week at Wandsworth Prison during the legal battle, will remain in custody there until the appeal hearing in high court. That hearing is expected to take place before Friday.

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