"I ruled not to send Assange to the U.S., and the government has appealed. As far as Assange is concerned, this case is not yet resolved," U.K. Judge Vanessa Baraitser said.
WikiLeaks founder was expected to be released on bail during the time it takes for Washington to appeal the U.K.'s decision not to extradite him to the U.S.
"Assange has already been detained solely based on the U.S. extradition request. That request has been denied, now he must be given liberty," the journalist's defense urged.
In the first minutes of the hearing, U.S. Attorney Clair Dobbin, however, demanded Judge Baraitser not to allow the journalist's release because "he cannot be trusted. Assange is determined to avoid extradition."
Dobbin suggested that Assange might flee to Mexico because President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) offered him political asylum.
This is what 10 years of persecution has done to my son, multi-award journalist Julian Assange
Detained yrs without charge, denied fresh air, exercise,sun/vitD, proper medical/dental care & psychologically tortured