LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was scheduled to
appear in a London court Tuesday seeking to fight his extradition to
Sweden in a sex-crimes investigation and trying to secure bail after
being held a week in a British prison cell.
Australian was ordered held in prison custody by a judge at a hearing
Dec. 7 after surrendering himself to Scotland Yard to answer a Swedish
Assange is wanted for questioning after two women
accused him of sexual misconduct in separate encounters in Sweden over
the summer. Lawyers for Assange say he denies the allegations and will
contest the attempt to extradite him for questioning.