Julian Assange denied bail in UK after claiming ‘high risk’ of catching coronavirus

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser refused Assange’s release from Belmarsh Prison in London believing he still poses a flight risk

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s application for bail to avoid contracting the novel coronavirus has been denied by a British judge.

Assange was denied bail after arguing that his release from a UK prison would mitigate his “high risk” of catching coronavirus.

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Julian Assange denied bail in UK after claiming ‘high risk’ of catching coronavirus