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Assange could face espionage trial in US

Assange could face espionage trial in US --Washington sees chance as WikiLeaks founder is jailed as battle begins to prevent extradition over sex charges 08 Dec 2010 Informal discussions have already taken place between US and Swedish officials over the possibility of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being delivered into American custody, according to diplomatic sources. Mr Assange is in a British jail awaiting extradition proceedings to Sweden after being refused bail at Westminster Magistrates’ Court despite a number of prominent public figures offering to stand as surety. His arrest in north London yesterday was described by the US Defence Secretary Robert Gates as "good news", and may pave the way for extradition to America and a possible lengthy jail sentence.