Assange in new bid to be released on bail

WikiLeaks founder due to appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court for a second hearing

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will make a fresh appeal to be granted bail when he returns to court today.

The 39-year-old Australian was remanded in custody last week as he vowed to fight attempts to extradite him to Sweden for alleged sex offences.

He is due to appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court for a second hearing this afternoon.

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