Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:35 PM
underpants (120,122 posts)
9 replies, 1487 views
Assange v. Zuckerberg - seen on FB (Original post)
|George II||Feb 2013||#6|
|George II||Feb 2013||#8|
Response to George II (Reply #6)
Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:16 PM
ghurley (203 posts)
7. Didn't the investigators refuse to meet with him in England?
I don't overly follow this story, but I'm pretty sure I remember reading this. Always thought it was odd. He hasn't been charged with a crime, so they just need to question him. But, they refuse to ensure that he will not be extradited to the United States if he shows up in Sweden.
Response to ghurley (Reply #7)
Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:14 AM
George II (18,360 posts)
8. Actually, he agreed to got to Sweden to be interviewed...........
.........but reneged and decided to hide out in the Equadorian embassy instead.
The ultimate coward, but that's fodder for another discussion elsewhere.
Response to George II (Reply #8)
Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:43 AM
Hissyspit (45,760 posts)
9. Pretty much nothing you typed is accurate.
"Julian Assange voluntarily went into UK custody on 7 December 2010, the same day The European Arrest Warrant was authorised. Assange spent 10 days in solitary confinement in Wandsworth prison. He was kept in solitary confinement in the maximum security ’separation unit’. He was released on £240,000 ($374,000) bail, provided by sureties.
Julian Assange is prevented from responding to the allegations and from giving his version of events as long as the Swedish prosecutor refuses to hear his testimony (this is standard procedure). During the 18 months of extradition proceedings in the UK, Julian Assange’s legal team was prevented from challenging the allegations on the facts of the case or through Julian Assange’s own version of events. Instead, his UK legal team was limited to challenging the validity of the European Arrest Warrant instrument on narrow, mainly procedural grounds. On 14 June 2012, the extradition was approved by the UK Supreme Court. Five days later, Assange applied for political asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Ecuador offered to accommodate the Swedish authorities if they agreed to question Assange in London. Qustioning supects abroad is a mechanism that Sweden routinely uses, but has refused to follow in Assange’s case."