WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was denied bail on Wednesday after British judge Vanessa Baraitser deemed him a flight risk, despite having blocked his extradition to the United States on health grounds earlier this week.

Baraitser ruled that Assange – who was born in Queensland, Australia – cannot be extradited to the US due to the risk of him committing suicide in America where he faces a range of espionage charges over the publication in 2010 of hundreds of thousands of classified documents detailing military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. EFE-EPA