HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Video & Multimedia (Forum) » Assange lawyer: US drawin...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:24 PM

Assange lawyer: US drawing up case of unprecedented size & scale



Julian Assange has been holed up in Ecuador's diplomatic mission for over 6 weeks now, seeking asylum. He denies the sex crime claims and believes they're just a pretext to hand him over to the US There, he fears prosecution for espionage after a massive leak of secret diplomatic and military files.

Assange's lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, says America's given no assurances that they're not interested in prosecuting him - even though it could be done easily.

2 replies, 775 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply Assange lawyer: US drawing up case of unprecedented size & scale (Original post)
The Northerner Aug 2012 OP
struggle4progress Aug 2012 #1
Tarheel_Dem Aug 2012 #2

Response to The Northerner (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:02 PM

1. ... Garzon said he had no idea what was going on in the US ...

Spanish judge hits out at US over Assange
August 2, 2012 - 5:39AM
Ciaran Giles
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/spanish-judge-hits-out-at-us-over-assange-20120802-23g8g.html

Julian Assange defence to be led by Spanish jurist Baltasar Garzón
Giles Tremlett in Madrid
guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 25 July 2012 10.11 EDT
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/jul/25/julian-assange-defence-baltasar-garzon

Wikileaks says famous Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon to lead Assange legal team
By Associated Press
LONDON — Wikileaks says it has hired Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon to lead the legal team representing the group and its founder, Julian Assange ...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/wikileaks-says-famous-spanish-judge-baltasar-garzon-to-lead-assange-legal-team/2012/07/24/gJQAVKFP7W_story.html

Celebrated Spanish judge Garzon to head Assange legal team
(AFP) – Jul 24, 2012
LONDON — Famous Spanish human rights investigator Baltasar Garzon will lead the legal team representing WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, the whistleblower website announced on Tuesday ...
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hRnI0SJqBgM4j3rlNvyY5KfgZFag?docId=CNG.571322f7040039cce79d83f27585f7b0.21

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to The Northerner (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:06 PM

2. What a jackass. But I'll give him this, his defense is a stroke of genius. The cry...

of "political persecution" is great cover for a multitude of sins. I wonder how many incarcerated young black and latino prisoners wish they'd been able to come up with such a defense to evade prosecution. Luckily for Assange, he has many friends in very high places, either that or he's got the goods on some of his "supporters".

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread