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As­sange iso­lated in jail for his safety

LONDON: Po­lice moved Wik­iLeaks chief Ju­lian As­sange to the seg­re­ga­tion unit of a London jail for his safety, his lawyer said yes­ter­day.

The 39-year-old Aus­tralian has been moved from the main part of Wandsworth prison to an iso­la­tion unit, said Jen­nifer Robin­son, one of his le­gal team.

“The prison au­thor­i­ties are do­ing it for his own safety, pre­sum­ably,” she said.

As­sange is due to ap­pear in a London court for a sec­ond time on Tues­day af­ter be­ing ar­rested on a war­rant is­sued by Swe­den, where pros­e­cu­tors want to ques­tion him about al­le­ga­tions of rape and sex­ual mo­lesta­tion made by two women.

His lawyers were try­ing to get per­mis­sion for him to have a lap­top in his cell.

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