Julian Assange What's next?

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  1. Incredulicide Member

    By the end of the day it was clear those allegations related to a long-running bribery scandal involving the Reserve Bank of Australia and its former subsidiary Securency, which prints banknotes for some of our Asian neighbours.

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    UK taxpayer money wasted "guarding" Assange
    because Sweden refuses to come to the UK

    That would pay for

    meals for the needy. (source)

    children fully vaccinated. (source)

    hospital beds for one night. (source)

    children sent to school for a year. (source)

    teachers paid for a year. (source)

    Julian Assange first submitted to UK police on 7 December 2010. He has been in a cell, under house arrest, or effectively detained at the Ecuadorian Embassy since this time. (source)

    "It’s absolutely ridiculous, that money should be spent on frontline policing. It’s completely wasted."

    - London Mayor Boris Johnson (source)

    "It's absolute madness... either somebody else has to pay - that is, the Swedish authorities - or we just have to back off and stop guarding the embassy. It is ludicrous."

    - Baroness Jenny Jones, deputy chair of the Police & Crime Committee at the London Assembly (source)

    "It is unfair for taxpayers to continue to fund this farce. The time has come for the Met to review its strategy on Assange, and withdraw the officers currently guarding the Ecuadorian embassy."

    - Former Scotland Yard royalty protection chief Dai Davies (source)
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    Julian Assange suffering heart condition after two-year embassy confinement, it is claimed | Telegraph

    The WikiLeaks founder is unable to seek hospital treatment for his deteriorating health problems for fear of being arrested if he steps outside the embassy, his supporters have complained.

    Julian Assange 'Could Be Planning To Surrender' | Sky News

    Julian Assange could be considering leaving the Ecuadorian embassy and handing himself in to police, Sky News understands.

    After spending two years holed up inside the central London building, the Australian is holding a news conference this morning - when he is expected to spell out his next move.
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    Police gather outside Ecuador embassy in London ahead of Assange press conference | The Guardian

    Police have gathered outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, in anticipation that Julian Assange may be about to end his self-imposed two-year exile.

    If he walks out he is likely to be arrested and extradited to Sweden where he faces an investigation into sexual assault allegations.

    He may also face repercussions from skipping police bail by entering the embassy in June 2012.

    Assange claims he would then be at risk of being sent to the United States where a warrant awaits over his work with WikiLeaks exposing classified diplomatic and military information.

    It has been reported that his worsening health is behind his change of heart.
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  8. The Wrong Guy Member

    Julian Assange 'I Am Leaving Embassy Soon' | Sky News

    Julian Assange could be considering leaving the Ecuadorian embassy and handing himself in to police, Sky News understands.

    After spending two years holed up inside the central London building, the Australian is holding a news conference this morning - when he is expected to spell out his next move.

    Widespread reports suggest the WikiLeaks website founder needs hospital treatment for heart and lung problems.

    But, under continuing surveillance since he requested political asylum from Ecuador in June 2012 and with police stationed outside the embassy around the clock, he will be arrested if he leaves.
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  9. White Tara Global Moderator

    The translator speaking over the top of the live feed makes it awfully hard to listen to. :(
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    WikiLeaks @wikileaks · 2h
    Oracle Heiress, Zero Dark Thirty producer, Megan Ellison producing #Assange film
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    Julian Assange on Snowden, disliking Google, and his “inevitable” freedom | Ars Technica

    It would be too much to say that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange feels optimistic. He's been holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London for more than two years now, with cameras and police — "a £3 million surveillance operation," he calls it — just meters away.

    "There's a sense of inevitability now," Assange said when we asked if his situation might change.

    Assange: "The situation is clarifying politically and legally."
    Ars: "I just want to be clear on this point—are you saying you're hopeful you'll be free soon?"
    Assange: "I wouldn't say hopeful. I would say it's inevitable. It's inevitable that we will win the diplomatic standoff we're in now."

    It's getting late in London, where Assange is doing a barrage of press interviews on the eve of his new book, When Google Met Wikileaks (it goes on sale in the US later this week). We called at the agreed upon time, and a man who didn't identify himself answered the number, which was for a London cell phone. He said call back in five minutes, and only then was the phone finally handed to Assange.

    We're supposed to focus on the book. But first, we want to know what life trapped in the embassy involves — where does he eat, sleep, do laundry? What is the room he's in now like?

    "For security reasons, I can't tell you which sections of the embassy I utilize," he said. "As to the rest, in a way, it's a perfectly normal situation. In another way, it's one of the most abnormal, unusual situations that someone can find themselves in."

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    Julian Assange 'Will Leave Embassy With Asylum Intact'

    Sky News' Sarah Hewson talks to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
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    Snowden document reveals Swedish prosecution of Assange was requested by the U.S.

    By Professor Ferrada de Noli

    It emerges now clearer that the “Assange prosecution-case” might have simply been a request from the US government. The Intercept exposures help to explain partly the incongruousness of the case itself; the absurdities and extemporaneousness of the accusations and the disproportional legal procedures such as the European Arrest Warrant issued by a Swedish prosecutor against Julian Assange. On the other hand it explains why the Swedish prosecutor cannot afford to finish the interrogation, as the public would realize that there has never been a legal base for re-initiating such prosecution.It would be fair to conclude that the above constitutes a genuine reason (behind the excuse-finding series produced) for the “juridical” protracting of the case.

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  17. Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.

    John Lennon

    The insanity runs deep within the UK government. The government of the USA, well, they're just plain fucking Disneyland. They're all out to lunch.

  18. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    Reposting because we all knew it was true anyway.
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  19. A.O.T.F Member

    Assange Says Ecuador Embassy Bugged


    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he is being eavesdropped on from within the Ecuadorian embassy itself.

    Lawyers for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange filed a statement in Swedish courts on Friday alleging the Ecuadorian embassy in London is bugged.

    According to the Daily Mail, lawyers said Assange “is most likely under auditory surveillance,” and described his confinement in the embassy as a “deprivation of liberty.”

    The Wikileaks founder has been trapped in the embassy since 2012, when he applied for asylum.

    Ecuador subsequently granted him asylum. However, the U.K. government has refused to allow him safe passage to Ecuador, arguing British authorities are obliged to extradite him to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning in relation to allegations of sexual misconduct.

    Friday's statement wasn't the first time an allegation was made that the embassy has been bugged. In July, 2013, Ecuador's foreign minister Ricardo Patino accused British contractor Surveillance Group Ltd of planting a hidden microphone in the embassy.

    Although the company boasts U.K. law enforcement among its clients, a company spokesperson denied Patino's allegations.

    The minister has also backed Assange's previous claims of human rights violations.

    In August Patino stated, “Everyone around the world knows that the rights of Julian Assange have been violated.”

    Arguing Assange has already “lost” two years of his life in the embassy, Patino stated at the time that U.K. authorities appeared to have stopped making efforts to negotiate with Ecuador to resolve the political stand off. “It is time to free Julian Assange, it is time for his human rights to be respected,” he stated.

    Sauce -

    Of course the place would be bugged. Any fucked in the head law enforcement agency, would have made it their number one, top priority. Go fucking figure.

    IMHO .. Julian had better invest in some top of the line bug detection equipment. And to sweep the place daily. Kind of thought that he would have been doing that already, yeah.

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  20. Incredulicide Member

    Don't forget this one for Laser microphones:
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  21. The Wrong Guy Member

    Julian Assange on His New Book, When Google Met WikiLeaks | Vogue

    Julian Assange, the 43-year-old founder and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, has been living in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since June of 2012. He occupies a single room in the building, a couple hundred square feet of space cluttered with work and life. He avoids using email and tries to interact with his staff only in person. “I have to act like Osama bin Laden now,” he writes in his recently published book, When Google Met WikiLeaks (OR Books). The book chronicles the afternoon in 2011 when he was visited by four individuals: Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google; Jared Cohen, director of Google Ideas; Lisa Shields, vice president of the Council on Foreign Relations; and Scott Malcomson, the communications director for the International Crisis Group. The meeting took place in June of that year while Assange, who had presented himself to British police after a warrant was issued by the Swedish government for “suspicion of rape, sexual molestation, and unlawful coercion,” was out on bail, waiting for his appeal hearing. He was living under house arrest in the rural Norfolk home of Vaughan Smith, a friend and ally, and was required to wear a tracking beacon on his ankle and to walk twenty minutes every day to check in with the nearest police station.

    Ecuador has granted Assange asylum, but the United Kingdom will not allow Assange, who is Australian, passage to South America. (U.S. agencies are conducting ongoing investigations into Wikileaks’ release of 251,000 classified State Department cables and secret documents from Guantánamo Bay. As he waits, the British government has reportedly spent 6 million pounds, roughly $10 million, guarding the embassy.) Over the past few years of living under house arrest in different buildings, Assange has received a host of famous and powerful guests, from privacy advocates to performers like M.I.A., whose song “The Message” Assange quotes in the epigram of the book. To date, the visit from the Google entourage has been the most consequential, unrivaled in magnitude and insight. It was Schmidt and Cohen who requested the meeting, according to Assange; they wanted to interview him for a book they were writing, The New Digital Age, which was published last year. (Malcomson was serving as an editor for the project.) Earlier this week, Assange spoke with about the historic meeting and his new book about the encounter, When Google Met WikiLeaks.

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    There’s a glimmer of hope for Assange | Buenos Aires Herald

    There is a window of hope, thanks to a UN human rights body, for a solution to the diplomatic asylum of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, holed up in the embassy of Ecuador in London for the past two and a half years.

    Authorities in Sweden, which is seeking the Australian journalist’s extradition to face allegations of sexual assault, admitted there is a possibility that measures could be taken to jumpstart the stalled legal proceedings against Assange.

    The head of Assange’s legal defence team, former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón, told IPS that in relation to this case “we have expressed satisfaction that the Swedish state“ has accepted the proposals of several countries.

    The prominent Spanish lawyer and international jurist was referring to proposals set forth by Argentina, Cuba, Ecuador, Slovakia and Uruguay.

    The final report by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR), adopted Thursday January 28 in Geneva, Switzerland, contains indications that a possible understanding among the different countries concerned might be on the horizon.

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    Julian Assange's filing an appeal to have his arrest warrant lifted in Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over rape accusations. A similar appeal was shot down by a court last year, but WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson hopes "this shameful chapter in Swedish history of human rights" will come to an end.
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    Court reveals FBI still investigating WikiLeaks' Julian Assange | Sydney Morning Herald

    A United States court has confirmed that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is still being targeted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation more than five years after the anti-secrecy website's first publication of a secret diplomatic cable leaked by US soldier Chelsea Manning.

    In a judgment handed down on March 4, 2015, US District Court judge Barbara Rothstein has stated that the FBI and the US Department of Justice are still pursuing an "ongoing criminal investigation of WikiLeaks" arising from the leaks of classified information by private Manning in early 2010.

    In largely rejecting an application by the US Electronic Privacy Information Centre for release of documents under US freedom of information laws, Judge Rothstein accepted FBI and Justice Department claims that the disclosure of any information would prejudice a "multi-subject investigation" into WikiLeaks that is "still active and ongoing."

    Judge Rothstein found that the FBI and Justice Department's National Security and Criminal Justice Divisions provided "sufficient specificity as to the status of the investigation, and sufficient explanation as to why the investigation is of long-term duration."

    She also confirmed that the WikiLeaks investigation is "separate and distinct" from the investigation and prosecution of private Manning who was convicted by a US military court of espionage and other offences in July 2013 and sentenced to 35 years' imprisonment.

    Judge Rothstein accepted claims by the FBI Justice Department that disclosure of any details about the investigation could "expose the scope and methods of the investigation, and tip-off subjects and other persons of investigative interest".

    The judge said she gave "appropriate defence to the executive on issues of national security..."

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  27. Herro Member

    Isn't it about time for that (alleged) rapist to stand trial?
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  28. A.O.T.F Member

    ^^ OK... Who's responsible for letting the prisoner escape? :D
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  30. We've already established that all the evidence is a joke. Unless you know something I don't.
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  31. Herro Member

    I know many things you don't.
  32. Ape

    Herro, where you been?

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  33. please enlighten us with your wisdom.
  34. Herro Member

    You're not ready yet. If I told you now, you'd get pneumonia.
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  36. Right so nothing has changed with you then...Thankfully A LOT has changed for Assange.
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    WikiLeaks @wikileaks · 37 minutes ago
    BREAKING: Swedish Supreme Court accepts #Assange appeal hearing

    WikiLeaks @wikileaks · 2 minutes ago
    Corte Suprema de Suecia acepta apelación de #Assange

    WikiLeaks @wikileaks · 3 minutes ago
    Note that our US case continues and the UK says they will arrest #Assange anyway, even if the Swedish extradition warrant drops.
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  40. A.O.T.F Member

    Re: Forum trolls falling from the sky like flies

    To have great patience and humility, to hold the line, to face off against a fierce barrage of bullshit, is in itself a testament to the man's courage and commitment.

    We've got to get him out of there.
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