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julian assange denied bail in uk after claiming 'high risk' of catching coronavirus | media

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.The Australian made the application in the Westminster Magistrates Court on Wednesday, with less than 15 people in attendance due to the coronavirus lockdown.District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that Assange had absconded before and said that Belmarsh prison is following government guidelines to protect detainees with no confirmed virus cases there yet.She accepted that government advice may change rapidly but for the time being she denied strict bail for the 48-year-old.“As matters stand today this global pandemic does not, of itself, yet provide grounds for Mr Assange’s release,” Judge Baraitser said.She is also concerned that based on Assange’s past conduct, there are “substantial grounds” to believe that if released he would not return to face his extradition hearing.Julian Assange's lawyers: US files were leaked for political ends Read more “There are no conditions that allay this concern and this application is therefore refused.”Defence lawyer Edward Fitzgerald QC wore a face mask and his colleague Mark Summers attended via Zoom, while US government lawyers dialled in.Fitzgerald said Assange has prior chest and tooth infections and osteoporosis, placing him at a higher risk from the virus.The QC described prisons as “epidemiological pumps” where diseases spread rapidly and said the defence team had recently been denied entry to Belmarsh because 100 prison staff were self-isolating.“If he continues to...

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