Julian Assange What's next?

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

  1. The Wrong Guy Member

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  2. DeathHamster Member

    After supporting Trump in the election, I bet that burns.
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  3. AssassinAnon Member

    Jeff sessions is calling for the arrest of Assange we must protect him

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  5. Sockofleas Member

    Swedish prosecutors are to drop a preliminary investigation into an allegation of rape against the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, bringing to an end a seven-year legal standoff.
    “Chief prosecutor Marianne Ny has today decided to discontinue the preliminary investigation regarding suspected rape concerning Julian Assange,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
    Assange, 45, has lived in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, after taking refuge there to avoid extradition to Sweden over the allegation of rape, which he denies.
    He has refused to travel to Stockholm, saying he fears further extradition to the US over WikiLeaks’ release of 500,000 secret military files on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
    Shortly after the announcement, an image of Assange smiling was posted to his Twitter account.
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    2AyBiX8E_normal.jpg Julian Assange @JulianAssange
  6. White Tara Global Moderator

    Holy shit thats amazing :)
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  7. Sockofleas Member

    What's next on the cards for him is the big question now.
  8. White Tara Global Moderator

    From what I understand, even if a US warrant exists he wont know about until he is arrested. Poor lad, still stuck where he is it seems. Unless of course, Trump wants to give him immunity to come and say 'nuh uh, the emails didn't come from the russians' At this point, nothing would surprise me. :confused:
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  9. Sockofleas Member

    He's stuck between a rock and a hard place. He still faces arrest by the Metropolitan police for breaching bail conditions on entering the Ecuadorian Embassy according to the Guardian at the minute. So between that and trusting Trump to provide him with immunity he's got little in the way of choices.
    Staying put seems like the best option for now.
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  10. Sockofleas Member

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    David Leigh, the Guardian’s former investigations editor who worked with Assange over the leaked US embassy cables, has dismissed US rhetoric about arresting the Wikileaks founder.
    Leigh was asked by BBC News about US Attorney Jeff Sessions claiming that arresting Assange was a priority. “Well that’s all just noise,” Leigh replied.
    He said: “The fact is that there is no official extradition request that has been made known from the US to the UK to get hold of Julian Assange. The Obama administration had probably dropped the idea of arresting and extraditing Assange.
    “Then his antics during the Trump campaign [when] he leaked material maybe supplied by the Russians to discredit the Democrats, helped get Trump in. It now appears to be the Trump administration who are acting in a pretty hostile way. So that is very ironic.”
  11. Sockofleas Member

    Also where's The Wrong Guy when you need him?
    He picks the choicest morsels of news at all times.
  12. The Wrong Guy Member

    Sweden Withdraws Arrest Warrant for Julian Assange, but He Still Faces Serious Legal Jeopardy

    By Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept, May 19, 2017


    Almost immediately after the decision by Swedish prosecutors, British police announced that they would nonetheless arrest Assange if he tried to leave the embassy. Police said Assange was still wanted for the crime of “failing to surrender” — meaning that instead of turning himself in upon issuance of his 2012 arrest warrant, he obtained refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy. The British police also, however, noted that this alleged crime is “a much less serious offence” than the one that served as the basis for the original warrant, and that the police would therefore only “provide a level of resourcing which is proportionate to that offence.”

    That could perhaps imply that with a seriously reduced police presence, Assange could manage to leave the embassy without detection and apprehension. All relevant evidence, however, negates that assumption.

    Just weeks ago, Donald Trump’s CIA director, Mike Pompeo, delivered an angry, threatening speech about WikiLeaks in which he argued, “We have to recognize that we can no longer allow Assange and his colleagues the latitude to use free speech values against us.” The CIA director vowed to make good on this threat: “To give them the space to crush us with misappropriated secrets is a perversion of what our great Constitution stands for. It ends now.”

    Days later, Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly suggested that the Trump DOJ would seek to prosecute Assange and WikiLeaks on espionage charges in connection with the group’s publication of classified documents. Trump officials then began leaking to news outlets such as CNN that “U.S. authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.”

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    The termination of the Swedish investigation is, in one sense, good news for Assange. But it is unlikely to change his inability to leave the embassy any time soon. If anything, given the apparent determination of the Trump administration to put him in a U.S. prison cell for the “crime” of publishing documents, his freedom appears further away than it has since 2010, when the Swedish case began.

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  13. If Assange leaves the Embassy can Rolf Harris call dibs on his room?
  14. The Wrong Guy Member

    Assange hits back at death threats from #tolerantliberals, lashes out at MSM on Twitter | RT


    Julian Assange has taken to Twitter to expose the aggression of liberal media commentators who have unceremoniously called for him to be executed in retaliation for WikiLeaks releases.

    Using the hashtag #tolerantliberal, the WikiLeaks founder has been retweeting articles and posts from senior writers at organizations such as Politico and Mediaite who have made the case that he should be made the target of an extrajudicial killing.

    Assange’s tweets included a compilation of videos showing US politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, as well as TV pundits, calling for him to be “hanged” or “droned.”

    In response, he attacked the mainstream media for “their lack of standards.”

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  15. Its all about Julian again. He and Trump live in the same world, they should get together at Mar al Largo. I hear it's in the 90s and 100% humidity.
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    Granted that Salon is no fan of Julian Assange, but I think anyone that trusts Wikileaks or Julian's objectivity is dreaming.
  18. The Internet Member

    Wait, there are a bunch of ex-Russians working for Wikileaks?
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  21. White Tara Global Moderator

    I think they need to take him out of that embassy and get him into a mental health facility.
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  23. The Wrong Guy Member

    It Seems Like Julian Assange Deleted His Twitter


    For reasons unknown, the official Twitter account of Julian Assange, the leader of disgraced transparency organization Wikileaks, was been deleted earlier tonight for reasons unknown. The Internet Archive —or someone availing themselves of its services—appears to have ben preserving snapshots of Assange’s account once every hour since September 18 of this year. Based on that information, it’s likely the @JulianAssange account was deleted between 4am and 5am GMT.

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  24. The Wrong Guy Member

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's official Twitter account reappears after mysterious outage | CBS News

    Julian Assange's Twitter Account Briefly Vanishes Before Christmas | The Daily Beast

    Mystery: Julian Assange's Twitter Account Briefly Vanished and Reappeared Christmas Morning, But No one Seems To Know Why | Newsweek

    Ecuador's president hints again that Assange's days in their London embassy are numbered after declaring the Wikileaks chief an 'inherited problem' and 'more than a nuisance'
    President Lenin Moreno has called Julian Assange 'an inherited problem
    Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012
    Moreno has been trying to remove Assange without having him arrested
    The WikiLeaks founder, 46, became an Ecuadorian citizen in December

    The president of Ecuador described WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as an 'inherited problem' that has created 'more than a nuisance' for his government.

    President Lenin Moreno said the Ecuadorian government are working on ousting the 46-year-old from their London embassy, and said he soon 'hope to have a positive result'.

    Ecuador recently granted citizenship to Assange, in an unsuccessful attempt to provide him with diplomatic immunity and usher him out of its London embassy without the threat of arrest by Britain.

    The president of Ecuador described WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as an 'inherited problem' that has created 'more than a nuisance' for his government.

    President Lenin Moreno said the Ecuadorian government are working on ousting the 46-year-old from their London embassy, and said he soon 'hope to have a positive result'.

    Ecuador recently granted citizenship to Assange, in an unsuccessful attempt to provide him with diplomatic immunity and usher him out of its London embassy without the threat of arrest by Britain.

    Sweden later shelved its investigation, but Assange faces arrest by British authorities for fleeing justice in the Swedish case.

    He fears British authorities will then allow his extradition to the United States where he is wanted for publication by WikiLeaks of classified information in 2010.

    The WikiLeaks founder has strained the patience of his hosts since taking up the offer of asylum made by then-president Rafael Correa in 2012.

    He was publicly reprimanded for interfering in the 2016 US election after publishing hacked emails from the campaign team of Democrat Hillary Clinton.

    More recently, he drew the ire of Correa's successor, President Moreno, when he used Twitter to pump out messages of support for Catalonia's independence drive.

    Moreno was forced to respond to complaints from the Spanish government.

    Commenting on the move to designate Assange a diplomat, Moreno said: 'This would have been a good result, unfortunately, things did not turn out as the foreign ministry planned and so the problem still exists.'

    Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa has confirmed that Ecuador will maintain the asylum granted to Assange by the government of former president Rafael Correa.
  26. Assange is taking on the aroma of a guest who has overstayed his welcome.

    Time for slimey Julian to GTFO.
  27. DeathHamster Member

    Mike Pompeo as Secretary of (Deep) State can't be good for Assange.

    From last year:
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