Legal myths about the Assange extradition [View all]
A brief critical and source-based guide to some common misconceptions.
By David Allen Green Published 20 August 2012 13:49
Whenever the Julian Assange extradition comes up in the news, many of his supporters make various confident assertions about legal aspects of the case.
Some Assange supporters will maintain these contentions regardless of the law and the evidence – they are like “zombie facts” which stagger on even when shot down; but for anyone genuinely interested in getting at the truth, this quick post sets out five common misconceptions and some links to the relevant commentary and material ...
Assange has been afforded more opportunities to challenge the warrant for his arrest than almost any other defendant in English legal history. This is hardly "persecution" or a "witch-hunt".
The English side of the process is now almost over: there is a valid European Arrest Warrant which has to be enforced as a matter of international law ...