Assange out on bail, Anonymous out in supportTagged as: afghanistan anonymous assange cyber_war ddos extradition foi fos freedom_of_information freedom_of_speech iraq julian_assange legal repression solidarity technology war wikileaks
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Assange was granted bail earlier today, after appearing at Westminster Magistrates Court. Over 100 people turned out in support and lined the sidewalk opposite the court, many wearing masks. The event was turned into an impromptu speakers corner by several people addressing various issues around the charges, the leaks as well as wider issues of freedom of speech and information and social justice. Despite the court decision, Assange remains in prison, as the swedish authorities intervened on Tuesday evening. Now the High Court will decide by 16th of December.
The arrest and refusal of bail on charges of sex crimes had sparked another round of cyber war. There are several issues around the charges and conditions of extradition, e.g. Assange has not yet been formally charged in Sweden. Read more on this story...