Discussion in 'Wikileaks' started by Anonymous, Jun 8, 2012.
Oh Look, the intimidation has arrived.
Julian Assange: UK to contest UN panel over ‘arbitrary detention’ – live updates
WikiLeaks founder’s plight amounts to ‘deprivation of liberty’
Foreign office says ruling ‘changes nothing’
Assange demands UK and Sweden lift arrest threat
UN panel insists its findings are ‘legally binding’
^^ This fucking MORON! - Who are these fucking people?????????????????
IT'S LEGALLY BINDING!!!!!!!
AFP news agency @AFP 6 hours ago
Britain rejects UN panel ruling on Assange: government.
Edward Snowden @Snowden 3 hours ago
This writes a pass for every dictatorship to reject UN rulings.
Dangerous precedent for UK and Sweden to set.
Assange Press Conference
At midday on Friday, February 5, Julian Assange, John Jones QC, Melinda Taylor, Jennifer Robinson and Baltasar Garzon [spoke] at a press conference at the Frontline Club on the decision made by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on the Assange case.
WikiLeaks @wikileaks 3 minutes ago
ANNOUNCE: Julian #Assange will address the crowd and press outside the embassy at 4.01 pm GMT (in 15 minutes). Audio will be tweeted.
Anonymous @YourAnonCentral 26 minutes ago
He's #arbitrarilydetained for being afraid of what may happen if he goes through due process in a court of law? lol what @UN. @wikileaks
Whats with the massive clusterfuck going on over @ YAC. We need this fucking bullshit like we need a fucking hole in the head.
He has never been charged with a crime
We support the weak against the powerful.
Julian Assange Remains “Deprived of Liberty” After U.K. Rejects U.N. Ruling
Feb. 5 2016, 9:47 p.m.
A United Nations panel ruled on Friday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being “arbitrarily detained,” but British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond rejected what he called “a ridiculous finding.”
Although he claimed “sweet” vindication, Assange nevertheless remains confined in the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he has lived since 2012.
Assange has been fighting extradition by British authorities to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning concerning accusations of rape and molestation. He has never been charged with a crime.
The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention called on the U.K. and Sweden “to end Mr. Assange’s deprivation of liberty, respect his physical integrity and freedom of movement, and afford him the right to compensation.”
The working group, which was established in 1991, has previously demanded the release of prominent political prisoners. In 2015, it demanded the release of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, who was released last month by the government of Iran. It also ruled in favor of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was released in 2010, and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who is still held in Cairo after a military coup.
Assange’s legal trouble began in 2010, several weeks after WikiLeaks released 90,000 U.S. intelligence reports on the Afghanistan War. Swedish prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for Assange, demanding that he be extradited to Stockholm to face questioning on accusations of sexual assault. Assange was arrested in London, but fought his extradition, claiming that he was at risk of being extradited again to the Untied States, where he was facing detention and a potential indictment under draconian espionage laws.
In 2012, after exhausting his appeals, Assange was granted asylum by Ecuador. But the British government refused to allow him to board a plane, resulting in three years of confinement and legal limbo inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
The Swedish government repeatedly declined to send investigators to question Assange in London. In 2014, a Swedish appeals court scolded prosecutors for failing “to examine alternative avenues … to move the preliminary investigation forward.”
Until October 2015, Scotland Yard kept the embassy under 24-hour surveillance, spending nearly £11.1 million of taxpayer money. Surveillance was scaled back after a local radio station obtained the financial records under the Freedom of Information Act
Source - https://theintercept.com/2016/02/05...ived-of-liberty-after-u-k-rejects-u-n-ruling/
The Guardian view on Julian Assange: no victim of arbitrary detention
The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has played a valuable role in highlighting unjust and improper imprisonment, often of political prisoners. Only last October, it condemned the Maldives courts for imprisoning the first democratically elected president, Mohamed Nasheed, on terrorist charges without a fair trial. In 2007, it condemned the house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi.
But its latest opinion, which is expected to be formally published tomorrow, that the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being detained arbitrarily, is simply wrong. He is not being detained arbitrarily. Three-and-a-half years ago, he sought refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in order to avoid extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sex offences. He had fought extradition through every court, and at each his case was rejected. “Arbitrary” detention means that due legal process has not been observed. It has. This is a publicity stunt.
Continued - http://www.theguardian.com/commenti...lian-assange-no-victim-of-arbitrary-detention
Now I wonder why the Guardian would all of a sudden go into attack mode ... OH wait .....
Julian Assange claims the Guardian is guilty of 'institutional narcissism' over its handling of Edward Snowden in a blistering editorial for Newsweek
Julian Assange accused Guardian of abandoning Snowden after using him
Also claimed newspaper was more interested in cashing in on the scandal
The Guardian has reportedly been paid £460k for forthcoming film on leaks
WikiLeaks founder Mr Assange made scathing attack in Newsweek editorial
Julian Assange has launched a bitter attack on the Guardian and claimed that the newspaper is guilty of 'institutional narcissism'.
In a scathing editorial for Newsweek, the WikiLeaks founder accused the newspaper of being hypocrites and leaving Edward Snowden in the lurch after getting what they wanted from him.
Mr Assange also claimed that The Guardian was far more interested in cashing in after being paid £460,000 for rights to a forthcoming film about the affair, which will be directed by Oliver Stone.
Continued - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ndling-Edward-Snowden-Newsweek-editorial.html
What are the two words I'm looking for .... Oh Yeah ... "Revenge Journalism"
Oh Dear ..
This was a nice move done there. I wonder whether UK and Sweden can stand much longer their position. My uneducated guess is that Sweden will step down and, perhaps, US will step up.
Link to a preliminary version of the decision: http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Detention/A.HRC.WGAD.2015.docx
Oh fuck no not that guy. He cherry picks and makes a convincing narrative that isn't accurate. Bleh.
The Editor of the Guardian needs to get his fucking shit together. To put it mildly, this is fucking embarrassing.
PRESS RELEASE REGARDING WIKILEAKS PUBLISHER JULIAN ASSANGE
JULIAN ASSANGE is unlawfully detained for 5 years without charge at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. We stand together.
Moar - https://pdf.yt/d/nxN8e1phXxvl8kxK
Julian Assange’s Lawyer on the UN Verdict
Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the case of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with his lawyer Melinda Taylor.
After the UN's highest human rights body's verdict on Britain is rejected by the UK government, will we ever be able to accuse another country of violating international law again? And, is the UN Parliament’s decision to free him from the detention legally binding?
Dead Agenting goes to 11:
AN ANONYMOUS UN PROPOSAL
Julian Assange prosecutor to request interview at Ecuadorian embassy
Australian foreign minister met Assange lawyers, offers consular assistance
Yeah, whatever. Get off your ass, stop making excuses, and get it done.
Oh .. That will be the original "investigation" which was subsequently DROPPED! through lack of any real credible evidence. And then reopened due to pressure from the UK and US DOJ. In four words. A TRANSPARENT FIT UP!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ... Marianne Ny, Idiot! ... Yeah right! FUCK OFF!
#Assange response on PM David Cameron
UK PM David Cameron has just stated in Parliament that Julian Assange
is 'wanted for trial'. This is false. Julian Assange is not 'wanted
for trial' in Sweden -- he has not even been charged with a crime.
Wed Feb 10 14:02:14 2016 GMT
I see that the Prime Minister, barricading himself in the legal
impunity of Parliament has decided to libel me. Let him step outside
and try. Not only am I not 'wanted for trial', I haven't even been charged, have
previously been cleared and the woman herself says the police made it up
and 'railroaded' her.
I have already previously been found to be innocent by the
chief prosecutor of Stockholm who closed the case, before it was corruptly
resurrected by another prosecutor after political interference.
Even the current Swedish prosecutor and courts state that the 'proceedings' are a
'preliminary investigation'. Of course it is absurd that someone could
be extradited under such circumstances--which is why the UK Parliament
banned all future attempts at the practice in 2014.
The current Swedish prosecutor states "According to Swedish law, a
decision to prosecute may not be taken at the stage that the
preliminary investigation [relating to Assange] is currently at." (see
letter from the Swedish prosecutor to the UK Crown Prosecution Service
I have been granted asylum in relation to the United States which has
very serious pending prosecution against me, last confirmed in
December 2015. Sweden has a 100% extradition rate to the United States
over the last 15 years. The UK has a 90% extradition rate. Both
countries so far refuse to abide by their asylum law obligations under the
1951 Convention on Refugees and veto an extradition to the US. 59 legal rights
groups have made complaints to the UN about the situation, including two from
Sweden. The Cameron government cannot accept the comptency of the UN to hear
the matter, take part in 16 months of adverserial submissions to the tribunal and then,
then, when it loses try and wriggle out of the result. David Cameron is a sore loser.
We can only imagine the government's gloating response if it had won.
It is not a credible way to behave. Either accept the verdict of the umpire or don't
walk onto the field in the first place.
See https://justice4assange.com/Assange-Case-Fact-Checker.html and
Source - http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1soa2c4
Un Fucking Believable!
I have missed that. Anyone ?
The Afghan War documents leak. Exposing the United States government for what it really is. A criminal enterprise so vast, and so deeply ingrained throughout all of it's branches, Al Capone would have been mightily impressed.
I know this. I was part of the discussion about the secret indictment here. What I missed is the "last confirmed in
December 2015" bit.
The US investigation confirmed its ongoing proceedings against WikiLeaks in a 15 December 2015 court submission.
Alfred de Zayas didn't use the term "non-binding", and I don't get the impression that's what he believes. Why does the press make sure to hammer that term into stories without explaining it? (A simple paragraph or sidebar would be reasonable.)
The full press release:
Hmm okay, he does get to that:
Julian Assange: Swedish lawyers ask court to overturn arrest warrant against Wikileaks founder
Britain 'sets dangerous precedent' by defying UN report on Assange
Hillary Clinton Email Archive | WikiLeaks
There's a lot of news about the Clinton emails on WikiLeaks' Twitter:
WikiLeaks @wikileaks May 21
FBI claims not a word of its 100k+ page pending prosecution of our staff can be released
Swedish police have launched a criminal investigation into prosecutor Marrianne Ny over her handling of the Assange case. More soon.
This Sunday, 19th June, cities around the world will be hosting events to mark the 4 year anniversary of Julian Assange's detention.
Speakers will include Julian Assange, Patti Smith, Yanis Varoufakis, PJ Harvey, Vivienne Westwood, Noam Chomsky, Michael Moore, Arundhati Roy, Slavoj Zizek, Brian Eno, Laibach and many more.
To see if your city is hosting an event and to see what else is lined up check here: https://www.freeassangenow.org/
From WikiLeaks on Facebook:
Tomorrow, June 19, Julian Assange will have been four years detained without charge in the embassy.
Tune in at https://www.freeassangenow.org/live-stream/
Wikileaks believes Brexit will lead to ‘scrapping’ of Assange warrant | RT UK
The UK’s decision to exit the European Union means the European Arrest Warrant (EAW), which stems from Sweden, against Assange should be scrapped, says Wikileaks.
Brexit is potentially a means to an end for the Wikileaks founder as the warrant is valid only in member states of the EU, however, it is unclear when or how Britain’s separation from the EU will be carried out.
WikiLeaks publishes Clinton war emails | The Hill
WikiLeaks on Monday published more than 1,000 emails from Hillary Clinton's private server during her time as secretary of State about the Iraq War.
The website tweeted a link to 1,258 emails that Clinton, now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee sent and received. They stem from a trove of emails released by State Department in February.
WikiLeaks combed through the emails to find all the messages that reference the Iraq War.
The development comes after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said last month the website had gathered “enough evidence” for the FBI to indict Clinton.
“We could proceed to an indictment, but if Loretta Lynch is the head of the [Department of Justice] in the United States, she’s not going to indict Hillary Clinton,” Assange told London-based ITV. “That’s not possible that could happen."
This was posted on Facebook today:
The FBI did not ask us for copies of our upcoming Hillary Clinton leaks before concluding its investigation. Credible detective work! Not.
From my estimation, Wikileaks is not as popular as before.
US Demands to Assassinate Assange
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