News Headlines - 07 December 2010

▽WikiLeaks Founder Assange Arrested in London Over Rape Case - Bloomberg
Assange, 39, was arrested “by appointment” today at 9:30 a.m. after Swedish police requested the Australian’s detention, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said today in a phone interview. He is to appear at City of Westminster Magistrate’s Court at 2 p.m. today, a court official said.

▽WikiLeaks says to continue operating despite arrest - Reuters
WikiLeaks said on Tuesday it will keep operating as normal after the arrest of its founder, Julian Assange, in Britain.

▽Wikileaks' Visa payments suspended - BBC
Visa Europe has begun suspending payments to whistle-blowing website Wikileaks ahead of carrying out an investigation into the organisation.

▽Wikileaks defended by hacktivists - BBC
A group called Anonymous has hit sites that have refused to do business with the controversial whistle-blowing site with a series of distributed denial-of-service attacks... Targets include the Swiss bank that froze founder Julian Assange's assets and PayPal which has stopped processing donations to Wikileaks.

▽WikiLeaks' assange refused bail - The Press Association
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been remanded in custody in London after appearing in court on an extradition warrant.
The 39-year-old Australian is wanted by prosecutors in Sweden over claims he sexually assaulted two women.
District Judge Howard Riddle refused bail on the grounds there was a risk he would fail to surrender.
Assange was ordered to appear again before City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on December 14.







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