Julian Assange back in court to fight for bail
(AP) -- A judge is set to decide whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be freed or remain in prison, as authorities appeal a court's decision to grant him bail.
The hearing is taking place at the High Court on London on Thursday.
Assange has been in prison since Dec. 7, following his surrender to British police over a Swedish sex-crimes warrant. He denies wrongdoing but is refusing to surrender to Sweden's request to extradite him for questioning.
Assange was granted a conditional release on 200,000 pounds ($316,000) bail Tuesday, but British prosecutors acting for Sweden are trying to keep him behind bars until his extradition hearing.
Last month WikiLeaks deeply angered U.S. officials by beginning to publish its trove of 250,000 secret U.S. diplomatic cables.
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