LONDON - A British judge ordered Julian Assange released on 200,000 pounds ($316,000) bail yesterday, but the WikiLeaks founder will remain in custody for at least two more days after Swedish prosecutors challenged that decision.

Assange has spent a week in a U.K. jail following his surrender to British police over a Swedish sex-crimes warrant. He denies any wrongdoing but has refused to voluntarily surrender to Sweden's request to extradite him for questioning - arguing that he could be questioned from Britain.

Britain's high court will hear the Swedish appeal, but it wasn't clear exactly when.

-Associated Press