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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #37)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 03:31 AM

60. Anyone who doubts the seriousness of the investigation against Assange...

needs to pay attention to the reports from Australia:


http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/cables-reveal-australia-us-focus-on-assange-20120527-1zd8a.html

Australian diplomats have closely monitored the US Department of Justice investigation into WikiLeaks over the past 18 months. The embassy in Washington reported ''a broad range of possible charges are under consideration, including espionage and conspiracy''.

The diplomats dismiss Mr Assange's claims that the US investigation is politically motivated retribution for WikiLeaks' publication of leaked US military and diplomatic reports. They instead highlight US prosecutors' claims that the alleged leaker, Bradley Manning, dealt directly with Mr Assange and ''data-mined'' secret US databases ''guided by WikiLeaks' list of 'most wanted' leaks''.

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The released embassy cables do not contain any references to representations made by Australian diplomats to US officials concerning ''proper'' extradition processes, only a request in 2010 that Australia be forewarned so as to better manage the public relations and media aspects.

The cables do reveal Mr Assange's complaints about numerous death threats were regarded by the embassy as part of a media campaign ''to set the scene for a possible political exception to extradition''.


So the FOIA documents show investigation into conspiracy and espionage where Assange was working together with and guiding Manning. We know how seriously the government is treating Manning. Also this report seems to show that they contemplate the ramifications of extradition to the US.

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