Sydney: Australian officials say they are
providing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with consular
assistance following his arrest in London.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade says the
Australian Consul General in London spoke to Assange late
yesterday after he was arrested to ensure he had legal
Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said in an interview with
Australia`s Channel 7 today that Australia would support
Assange as it would any Australian arrested abroad.
A British judge denied Assange bail after the
Wikileaks founder vowed to fight efforts to be extradited to
Sweden in a sex-crimes investigation.