Kim Dotcom Refused an Appeal and Still Denied BailS

Kim Dotcom has been refused an appeal to be freed on bail by a New Zealand court, as its opinion that he is a "flight risk" still hasn't changed.

That means Kim Dotcom has returned to custody until 22 February, the day of his scheduled extradition hearing. According to the Guardian, "the high court in Auckland said the lower court judge was right to rule there was a significant risk that Dotcom, who had passports and bank accounts in three names, might try to flee the country". No shit.

Speaking in court, Dotcom said: "I will not run away. I want to fight these allegations on a level playing field. I have three little children. My wife is pregnant with twins. I just want to be with them." He also spoke about what happened during the raid on his house, explaining: "I was punched in the face, I was kicked down on the floor, one guy was standing on my hands … it was bleeding." Something tells me Kim isn't coping too well with a life behind bars. [The Guardian]