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Assange Wins Bail Appeal, Will Be Released

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange gestures inside a prison van with red windows as he arrives at court on December 16, 2010. Oli Scarff/Getty Images hide caption

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange gestures inside a prison van with red windows as he arrives at court on December 16, 2010.

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange can leave a British jail while he continues to fight extradition to Sweden, where prosecutors want to question him in connection with two alleged cases of sexual assault in August. Assange was actually granted bail on Tuesday, but as the Guardian reports, British officials opted to appeal, intending to keep Assange jailed until the extradition case was resolved. The BBC has a timeline of the Assange case here. MSNBC reports Assange must stay at a residence of one of his supporters, be supervised by police and pay a bail of $317,000.