The CPS has phoned me to confirm it took the decision to appeal bail yesterday in Julian Assange’s case – without consulting the Swedish prosecutor. The CPS spokesman stressed to me that this is usual practice in extradition cases. The CPS makes all decisions on bail, apparently. That is in line with article 12 of the European Arrest Warrant Framework Decision.
It follows that it’s the CPS who consider Julian Assange a “flight risk”, and who oppose bail.