LONDON Dec 14 Prosecutors said on Tuesday they
would appeal against a British judge's decision to grant bail to
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been arrested in
Britain on Swedish allegations of sex crimes.
Prosecution lawyer Gemma Lindfield announced the decision at
a court hearing, without giving reasons.
Judge Howard Riddle, who had earlier granted Assange bail
under stringent conditions, said Assange must remain in custody
until the appeal is heard within 48 hours.
The 39-year-old Australian, whose website has provoked U.S.
fury by publishing some of a trove of 250,000 classified U.S.
diplomatic papers, was accused this year of sexual misconduct by
two female Swedish WikiLeaks volunteers during a stay in Sweden.
Assange denies the allegations and is fighting Swedish
attempts to extradite him.
(Reporting by Peter Griffiths; Editing by Tim Castle)