Julian Assange What's next?

Discussion in 'Wikileaks' started by Anonymous, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. A.O.T.F Member

    Oh Look, the intimidation has arrived.

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    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.
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    Julian Assange Remains “Deprived of Liberty” After U.K. Rejects U.N. Ruling

    Alex Emmons

    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

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    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.

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    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.

    What are the two words I'm looking for .... Oh Yeah ... "Revenge Journalism"

    Oh Dear ..
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  9. The Internet Member

    Oh fuck no not that guy. He cherry picks and makes a convincing narrative that isn't accurate. Bleh.
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  11. A.O.T.F Member

    The Editor of the Guardian needs to get his fucking shit together. To put it mildly, this is fucking embarrassing.
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    JULIAN ASSANGE is unlawfully detained for 5 years without charge at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. We stand together.

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    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?
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  14. DeathHamster Member

    Dead Agenting goes to 11:
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  18. A.O.T.F Member

    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!
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  19. A.O.T.F Member

    #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 and for
    full citations

    Julian Assange

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    Un Fucking Believable!

    Insanity Reigns!
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  20. Ann O'Nymous Member

    I have missed that. Anyone ?
  21. A.O.T.F Member

    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.
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  22. Ann O'Nymous Member

    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.
  23. A.O.T.F Member

    The US investigation confirmed its ongoing proceedings against WikiLeaks in a 15 December 2015 court submission.
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  25. DeathHamster Member

    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:
  26. DeathHamster Member

    Hmm okay, he does get to that:
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    From WikiLeaks:

    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:
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    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.
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    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."
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  39. Kilia Member

    From my estimation, Wikileaks is not as popular as before.
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