The Swedish Wire
LONDON, December 14, 2010 (AFP) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will have to stay in prison after lawyers acting for Sweden said on Tuesday they would challenge bail granted earlier by a London court.
Lawyer Gemma Lindfield told City of Westminster Magistrates' Court that Swedish prosecutors intended to challenge the bail order.
The appeal is expected to take place within 48 hours.
In a chaotic 30 minutes outside the court, Assange's lawyer Mark Stephens had earlier wrongly told reporters that Sweden would not appeal the granting of bail for the Australian who founded the whistleblowing website.
Julian Assange was granted conditional bail by a British judge Tuesday, one week after he was arrested in London to answer allegations of rape and molestation in Sweden.
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