WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested, as Visa and MasterCard joined companies that are distancing themselves from the online publisher of classified documents to avoid increased scrutiny and political pressure.

Assange was arrested in Great Britain where a London judge Tuesday denied him bail. He said in court he would continue fighting efforts to extradite him to Sweden to face a sex-assault investigation.

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