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Kim Dotcom has been denied bail in a New Zealand court, and remanded in custody until February 22. The reserved decision by district court judge David McNaughton has now been released.

Bail applications for his co-accused in New Zealand – Finn Batato, Mathias Ortmann and Bram van der Kolk – will be heard later today.

Dotcom was described as a flight risk (with the police even identifying his helicopters as apparently offering a getaway) in the previous bail hearing. According to New Zealand’s National Business Review, he will remain in custody while America’s extradition application is considered. ®

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