Published: Dec 14, 2010 4:38 PM EST
Updated: Dec 14, 2010 1:38 PM EST

LONDON (AP) - A British judge has granted bail to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

The judge at a London court said Tuesday that Assange must abide by strict bail conditions as he fights extradition to Sweden in a sex-crimes investigation.

The 39-year-old Australian has been held in a London prison for a week after surrendering to Scotland Yard police to answer a Swedish arrest warrant.

Assange is wanted for questioning after two women accused him of sexual misconduct in separate encounters in Sweden over the summer. Lawyers for Assange say he denies the allegations and will contest Sweden's attempt to extradite him for questioning.

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