Suffolk: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange bailed to Suffolk

The founder of whistle-blowing website Wikileaks has been granted bail to an address in Suffolk.

Julian Assange was granted bail at a court in London on conditions including cash guarantees of �240,000.

The 39-year-old, who is fighting extradition to Sweden, where he is accused of sexually assaulting two women - charges he denies.

Other bail conditions include having to give up his passport.

Mr Assange was bailed on condition he provides a security of �200,000 to the court, with a further �40,000 guaranteed in two sureties of �20,000 each.

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He will also have to obey a curfew at an address in Suffolk, wear an electronic tag and report to a local police station every evening.

Mr Assange was refused bail last week despite the offer of sureties from figures including film director Ken Loach.

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A number of demonstrators gathered outside City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court for the bail hearing today.

Mr Assange is due to return to the court on January 11.

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