London, January 6
A British judge on Wednesday denied bail to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, ordering him to remain in jail while courts decide whether he will be sent to the US to face espionage charges.
District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said Assange “has an incentive to abscond” and there is a good chance he would fail to return to court if freed.
On Monday, Baraitser rejected an American request to extradite him to face spying charges. — Agencies