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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:32 PM

Assange rejects deal between UK, Ecuador for him to leave embassy

Source: The Hill

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday rejected a deal brokered between Ecuador and the United Kingdom that would allow him to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London for the first time in six years, the U.K.’s Telegraph reported.

Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno said Assange can choose to leave the embassy without the risk of being extradited for charges abroad.

"The way has been cleared for Mr Assange to take the decision to leave in near-liberty," Moreno told The Telegraph, without elaborating on what “near liberty” meant.

Assange's lawyer, Barry Pollack, told The Telegraph that the U.K.-Ecuador agreement was not acceptable because it did not protect Assange from being extradited to the United States.

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/420183-assange-rejects-deal-between-uk-ecuador-for-him-to-leave-embassy



Two things Assaunge && tRump have in common: a history sexually assaulting women and a reasonable fear of dying in a United States prison.

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Reply Assange rejects deal between UK, Ecuador for him to leave embassy (Original post)
Julian Englis Thursday OP
Pachamama Thursday #1
canetoad Thursday #4
avebury Thursday #9
canetoad Thursday #10
avebury Thursday #6
RockRaven Thursday #7
RockRaven Thursday #2
DeminPennswoods Friday #21
George II Thursday #3
christx30 Thursday #16
Denzil_DC Friday #28
rpannier Thursday #17
Devil Child Friday #19
djacq Thursday #5
ronnie624 Friday #20
still_one Thursday #8
Haggis for Breakfast Thursday #11
Igel Thursday #13
BigmanPigman Thursday #15
Honeycombe8 Thursday #12
cstanleytech Thursday #14
DeminPennswoods Friday #23
BumRushDaShow Friday #25
The_jackalope Thursday #18
DeminPennswoods Friday #22
Scurrilous Friday #24
Cha Friday #26
dewsgirl Friday #27
Luciferous Friday #29
JustABozoOnThisBus Friday #30

Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:35 PM

1. Can someone please explain why the Ecuadorian Govt cannot just tell a non-equadorian citizen to

....leave their embassy?

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:36 PM

4. He is

An Ecuadorian citizen.

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Response to canetoad (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:40 PM

9. Well Ecuador did not think that through too well. nt

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Response to avebury (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:45 PM

10. They certainly did not

I thought he had taken Ecuadorian citizenship around the time he went into the embassy but it was much later than that - December 2017. Ecuador should have known better by then.

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:38 PM

6. That is what I want to know!

All they should have to do is open the door and kick him to the curb. They really did not think this through when they took him in.

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:38 PM

7. At some point in this mess he apparently got Ecuadorian citizenship, but that still doesn't mean he

is entitled to stay there forever.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:35 PM

2. Stinky J Ass thinks it is up to him to continue staying in the embassy indefinitely... LOL, nope

Ecuador is getting tired of him; it's only a matter of time before they push him out the door.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 05:07 AM

21. Yep, this is the hint he should leave

on his own otherwise he'll be forcibly evicted.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:35 PM

3. They should just kick his ass out onto the street.

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Response to George II (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:20 PM

16. I'd love to see that.

They kick him out at a random time. He sprints, sees how far he can get without being picked up. See if he can beg another embassy to take him in, but no one will. Maybe get a friend to pick him up. Might make a good movie. But we’d see him in a US courtroom inside 2 weeks.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 07:59 AM

28. No.

The most likely chain of events when/if Assange leaves the embassy is that he'll be immediately arrested by the UK police for skipping bail - that is, if Putin doesn't try to have him picked up in a diplomatic car (which might arguably give him diplomatic immunity) or bumped off (I'm not sure whether Putin's actually that interested in him at this stage) before the police can get to him.

He'd immediately have to answer in court for the bail default (the direct penalties for which might be surprisingly slight after all this time), and at that point we might find out whether there are in fact sealed US indictments waiting for him and the prospect of extradition.

If there are and there were moves for extradition, I'd expect that to be subject to a lengthy and expensive appeals process which could see him in a UK prison for years while it ran its course - I can't see him getting bail again, having skipped it so blatantly and defiantly before.

So you might see him in a US courtroom, but not for quite some time.

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Response to George II (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:42 PM

17. Kick him out, but not the cat

They should keep the cat as a mascot and as a reminder not to give grifting, egocentric, narcissistic jerks asylum

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Response to George II (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 12:31 AM

19. That would be so damn satisfying to watch

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:37 PM

5. Just kick the traitorous A-hole out!

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Response to djacq (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 01:41 AM

20. The word 'traitor' has a definition. n/t

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:40 PM

8. Why would he want to leave? Free room and board

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:45 PM

11. What ? The Ecuadorean Embassy doesn't have fire alarms ?

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:58 PM

13. They should just stop feeding him.

Or letting others feed him.

In other words, he's protesting, put him on a hunger strike. (Perhaps in retaliation he'd go on a hunger strike.)

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Response to Igel (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:12 PM

15. His fans, like Pamela Anderson, would

bring him warm cookies and milk...poor baby.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 09:56 PM

12. He's such a wuss. What does he do all day? Does he work? Tend a garden? What? nt

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:09 PM

14. Ya, I am not surprised as it was clear that the only way the UK will agree not to extradite him is

if its a case where he might face the death penalty which is an unlikely penalty if he was to be extradited to the US unless he was facing a murder charge for example.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 05:12 AM

23. Isn't the reason he's hiding is because of the

potential sexual assault charges that were pending in Sweden? IIRC the statute of limitations recently ran out on those. I think that's when Ecuador started trying to get him to leave.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #23)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 07:17 AM

25. Sweden decided to end the investigation last year

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39973864

However the statue of limitations isn't up until 2020 for the latest case (an earlier case had its SOL expire), it seems that at any point before this next SOL, they could resume the investigations. So I expect the hemming and hawing is due to trying to avoid jail in some country (whether England due to a failure to show up in court) or the U.S. or Sweden or anyone else impacted by him.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:52 PM

18. He's gonna leave fingernail scrapes on the door frame

as he's dragged out and dumped in the street.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 05:09 AM

22. Maybe Ecuador will just find a new embassy location

and leave Assange behind when everyone else leaves.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #22)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 06:51 AM

24. That would work.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 07:32 AM

26. Why does Asshat fear the USA now?

Isn't he best buds with Traitortrump?

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 07:43 AM

27. So he was born an Australian citizen and at some point became

A citizen of Ecuador?

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 10:41 AM

29. They should kick him out. Even if he is a citizen of Ecuador it doesn't mean they have to continue

to feed and house him.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 04:54 PM

30. Can't Ecuador just fly him to Quito, then cut him loose?

Just another free Ecuadoran, enjoying his freedom.

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