WikiLeaks' Assange remanded in custody by court until Dec 14

LONDON, Dec 7, 2010 (AFP) - WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange was remanded in custody until December 14 by a London court on Tuesday after he said he would fight extradition to Sweden where he faces rape allegations.

A picture shows the Interpol webpage with the portrait of Julian Assange posted on its most-wanted list on December 7, 2010. AFP
A picture shows the Interpol webpage with the portrait of Julian Assange posted on its most-wanted list on December 7, 2010. AFP

Assange, appearing before Westminster Magistrates Court following his arrest earlier Tuesday, was told he faced allegations of sexual offences against two women in Sweden.

District judge Howard Riddle told him: "These are extremely serious allegations."

The judge refused bail for 39-year-old Assange despite an offer by personalities including film director Ken Loach and socialite Jemima Khan to put up bail for him.

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