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Bianca Jagger fears Wikileaks case is 'politicised'

Human rights campaigner Bianca Jagger said she was very pleased with a court's decision to release Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on bail.

Jagger was one of several high-profile personalities to attend the hearing and said she was there in her capacity as a human rights campaigner.

Shortly before Swedish prosecutors announced they would appeal the bail, she told reporters that such action would make her believe "this was a more serious politicised affair".

Mr Assange was granted bail by a British court 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.

However, the Swedish prosecutors decision to appeal the bail request, means he must remain in custody until the appeals process can take place.

  • 14 Dec 2010
  • From the section UK