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Wikileaks editor denied bail

Accused of sexual molestation and rape, the leader of controversial whistle-blowing site has been arrested in London and will remain in custody until mid-December.
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Written by Tom Espiner on

Julian Assange has been denied bail, and will be remanded in custody until mid-December, a magistrate ruled on Wednesday.

Howard Riddle, chief magistrate of City of London Westminster magistrates court, deemed Assange to be capable of breaking bail conditions.

"It's been said that it's quite clear that Mr Assange has access to significant means if he wants them," said Riddle, who added that Assange had been accused of crimes of a serious sexual nature.

Read more of "Wikileaks editor denied bail" at ZDNet UK.

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