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Julian Assange arrested

Discussion in 'off topic' started by thebiglebowski, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. thebiglebowski

    thebiglebowski pfm Member

  2. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    News is coming in that Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy for bail violations. https://www.itv.com/news/2019-04-11/wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-arrested-at-ecuadorian-embassy/

    "Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy.

    "He has been taken into custody at a central London police station where he will remain, before being presented before Westminster Magistrates' Court as soon as is possible.

    "Officers were invited into the embassy by the Ambassador, following the Ecuadorian government's withdrawal of asylum."

    It will be interesting to see what happens next.

    Jack
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2019
  3. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    For breach of asylum conditions. Police were invited in by the Ecuadorian authorities .
     
  4. avole

    avole The wise never post on Internet forums

    @jackbarron, No, it won’t. This has been flagged for weeks, even the president got in the act. Justice will be served.
     
  5. thebiglebowski

    thebiglebowski pfm Member

    Ah, guess they got fed up with his cat pissing everywhere.
     
  6. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Excellent news! Hopefully we can now stop wasting money positioning police officers outside that embassy 24/7 to ensure the cowardly corrupt shit didn’t escape from his stinky cupboard. Hope he gets exactly what he deserves (whatever that is, but a court of law will hopefully get the chance to decide).
     
  7. thebiglebowski

    thebiglebowski pfm Member

    Shame this didn't happen a few months ago so that Mueller could have jumped on the plane here.
     
  8. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Indeed.
     
  9. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Wikileaks threatening to sue the Ecuadorians apparently.
     
  10. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    He's heading for Gitmo.
     
  11. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I very much doubt it given he so obviously helped Trump get elected! He’ll no doubt be put through a couple of show-trials, get off with a fancy multi-$million ‘OJ’ style legal team and then go onto a career as a slimy TV guest gobshite.
     
  12. avole

    avole The wise never post on Internet forums

    Then we should form a vigilante group to rescue him. Gitmo should be removed, it’s a blot on western civilisation.
     
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  13. h.g.

    h.g. pfm Member

    It will be another interesting test of how things actually work in the UK in 2019. There has been little evidence recently of a rational compassionate interpretation of the rule of law most of us would probably like to see. Let's hope they get this one reasonably right but I am not hopeful.
     
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  14. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator


    Sorry, don't agree. He's posted US miltary secrets online and Trump won't be in office for ever!
    If he doesn't go to Gitmo then he could end up in Leavenworth.
     
  15. flatpopely

    flatpopely Prog Rock/Moderator

    He should not face extradition if there is a potential of capital punishment.
     
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  16. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    It wouldn’t surprise me if Trump won another term, and Manning, who stole/leaked the military data (a far bigger ‘crime’ than publishing) never ended up in Guantanamo and has since been pardoned by Obama. Also don’t forget that the Guardian published too, and no one is in jail there.
     
  17. thebiglebowski

    thebiglebowski pfm Member

    He'll keep his mouth shut get sentenced and then magically get a pardon from Dumpf
     
  18. Vinniemac

    Vinniemac pfm Member

    According to James Ball, there have been assurances he won’t. “This is carefully phrased: Ecuador sought and received guarantees Assange wouldn’t be extradited where he could face “torture or the death penalty”. That doesn’t rule out US extradition – it just means the US would have to rule out the death penalty.” https://mobile.twitter.com/jamesrbuk/status/1116283277411790849
     
  19. gavreid

    gavreid pfm Member

    I wonder why they released him to the UK then given our recent track record on torture. I'm a bit taken aback by right wing nature of some of the reaction here. Wikileaks is clearly in the public interest and he should be given immunity from prosecution. If there are charges of rape, that's a different matter and they should be heard but the two should not be co-joined...
     
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  20. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    I imagine the Ecuadorians have changed the locks on the Assange apartment and called in the decorators.
     

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