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Response to pnwmom (Reply #44)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:28 PM

45. How "special Assange thinks he is" is not at issue...

the fact is that the Assange investigation is closely tied to the evidence related to the Manning trial, and the Manning proceedings have been strongly criticized for being overly secretive:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/24/bradley-manning-military-trial-wikileaks

Coalition says WikiLeaks suspect's trial is being conducted amid far more secrecy than the alleged 9/11 plotters in Guantanamo


Sweden is criticized for its harsh treatment of pre-trial suspects. In Assange's case he would be kept in detention, possibly up to a year, with no communication with anyone other than his lawyer. Obviously the US would prefer that he be detained in Sweden under these circumstances.

At least we agree that prosecution in the US would mean that he would need to extradited to the US.

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