Julian Assange stands accused of sex crime
The man behind the whistle-blowing website, WikiLeaks, is reported to have been refused bail today, and will be remanded in Wandsworth Prison until a further hearing next week.
39-year-old, Australian-born Julian Assange was arrested in the UK on Tuesday and is wanted for questioning by Swedish authorities in a rape investigation.
Assange’s lawyer claims his client is innocent of rape and that the accusations are part of a political smear campaign.
The WikiLeaks website seeks to expose the secrets of governments and companies, and has most recently been accused by the American government of illegally posting sensitive diplomatic files. Julian Assange is the Editor-in-Chief and spokesperson of WikiLeaks.
December 8, 2010