This is how far people go in blin hate.
UN Human Rights court defined it as arbitrary detention. His gilt is his editorial/journalist decision to publish true information.
How cruel are humans 😰😭
@predrage While one of the reasons I left DiEM25 was that Julian was held with godlike/cult-like reverence and criticism was entirely disallowed – https://2018.ar.al/notes/farewell-not-goodbye/ – and while I do not agree with his anti-feminism or his cosying up to the far right, I will boost this because he also doesn’t deserve extradition to the US for the work the people at Wikileaks did in the past. If he’s extradited, it sets yet another terrible precedent for every journalist and whistleblower.
It seems there was no ungoing prosecution which would be necessary for an extradition request if I understand until 2017  so he could have just faced the legal process and take part in the legal process with regards to the assault.
He seems to use a (untrue) narrative that accusations of sexual assault would be fabricated often. Kind of disgusting - 1/2
@holger AFAIK it wasn't possible to know that there were no charges before 2017 because of a quirk of USA law - Secret Indictment by Grand Jury.
I agree he should have faced sexual assault charges in Sweden.
I also agree that the narrative(s) of Ms A and Ms W as agents of the USA or as revenge hungry women show a significant charachter deficit on his part.
Not enough for me to want to deliver him into the hands of the USA as an enemy of the state tho.¯\_(ツ)_/¯
@holger well, I have the feeling we are about to find out . I think I'll stay with my healthy distrust in the USA and its attitude to international law, especially as it applies to those who are regarded as enemies of the state (rendition, Guantanamo, drone killings)
Unlike some Americans, those of us in the rest of the word do not see America as the world’s policeman and we have a very low opinion of your current government (as well as previous ones going back all the way to the Native American genocide). Then again, we don’t have very high opinions of our own governments or historic barbarity but you do tend to find a tad more self-reflection in these parts.
That’s a load of conjecture and speculation. He may have those ties, he may not. He may be a willing tool of Vladimir Vladimirovich, he may not. But, even if he has, it still doesn’t mean that the US can just appropriate him for their ends because they feel like it.
That’s nothing at all to do with the fact that he’s a fugitive from both the Swedish and UK authorities, should surrender himself to the latter and should be transferred (not extradited, because its a European Arrest Warrant matter) to the former.
He should also be prosecuted by the UK authorities for the crimes he has committed in skipping bail.
That’s not accurate.Sweden has closed their investigation, due to his being in the Ecuadorean embassy. Should he arrive in Sweden before 31/12/2020 they will reopen their investigation They have not withdrawn (nor can they) the EAW, which has already been ruled on by the UK Courts. There’s no evidence that I’m aware of that he has “violated US law egregiously and repeatedly”. Doing something the USA gov’t doesn’t like is not necessarily illegal, particularly for a non-US citizen acting outside the US The USA would need to establish a case against him, in open court, for extradition. This would involve the full opening of the matters to the court, and would almost certainly require certain guarantees to be made to the extraditing state
@predrage Assange doesn't need clicktivism. Join or spread the ongoing protest in London right now: https://www.realprogressivesusa.com/news/world-issues/2018-12-28-free-assange-free-my-job
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