Julian Assange’s Wikileaks and Rape Charges Against Him
A UK court has granted bail to Assange in lieu of USD 310,000 till the next hearing in the case which is scheduled for 11th January next year.
Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, who has become a world fame by now was arrested in the second week of December by British Police on Swedish Government’s charges of sexual assault in Sweden a year ago. WikiLeaks is a unique site that is aggressive in publishing secret documents of mainly United States and other governments. After a week, on 14th December, Assange got a relief when he was granted a bail by a British court. Swedish government has requested UK to extradite Assange to Sweden in connection to the sexual assault cases filed against him.
A UK court has granted bail to Assange in lieu of USD 310,000 till the next hearing in the case which is scheduled for 11th January next year. With thousands of highly sensitive but confidential military and diplomatic documents getting published on WikiLeaks, Assange had already created an international furore among most advanced countries in the world. Governments on one hand getting angry with Lasange, lot of supporters from all across the globe have expressed their sympathy in favour of Assange and are ready to finance Assange’s venture.
Though the charges put on Assange by Swedish government have nothing to do with his WikiLeak activities and are linked to personal charges against him, it seems to be a politically driven matter so far. US government on the other hand is preparing to put charges against Assange for getting and disclosing quite sensitive secret documents on WikiLeaks. Two days prior to his acceptance of bail by a London court judge, another court had rejected his bail plea that was rejected by the judge who granted bail.