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Sat Apr 13, 2019, 09:15 AM

Julian Assange must face Swedish justice first - MPs and peers

Source: BBC

More than 70 MPs and peers have signed a letter urging the home secretary to ensure Julian Assange faces authorities in Sweden if they want his extradition.

The Wikileaks founder, who is now in UK custody, was arrested on Thursday after years in Ecuador's London embassy.

Sweden is considering whether to reopen an investigation into rape and sexual assault allegations against him.

And the US is seeking his extradition in relation to one of the largest ever leaks of government secrets, in 2010.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47917325

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Reply Julian Assange must face Swedish justice first - MPs and peers (Original post)
groundloop Apr 13 OP
eShirl Apr 13 #1
JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 13 #7
Calista241 Apr 13 #11
WhiteTara Apr 13 #2
muriel_volestrangler Apr 13 #5
WhiteTara Apr 13 #9
UniteTheLeft Apr 13 #3
Iumberto Apr 13 #4
machI Apr 13 #6
jpak Apr 13 #8
Xolodno Apr 13 #10
moonscape Apr 13 #12
reggaehead Apr 13 #13
Xolodno Apr 13 #14
reggaehead Apr 13 #15
marlakay Apr 13 #16

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 09:16 AM

1. we don't want him yet, while shitler can still pardon him

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Response to eShirl (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 04:01 PM

7. Pardon him? Trump now claims he's never heard of "Wikileaks". nt

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Response to eShirl (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 07:52 PM

11. Trump can pardon him any time he wants, whether we have him in custody or not.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 09:28 AM

2. Alright. Assange doesn't get to be a martyr

I am so happy to hear that. That sure takes the wind out of that sail.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 11:10 AM

5. This doesn't mean anything. This is just a few MPs and peers expressing their wish

They don't get to decide this at all. So far, the Swedish authorities haven't made a new extradition request. If they do, then it's up to the courts, not parliament, on which request has priority, or which is granted. The goverment (not parliament) might be able to influence that by not pushing one. And there 650 MPs, and even more peers. 70 signatures means squat. Slow news day.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 04:27 PM

9. Thanks. I think it would be a great move

it takes the "death of journalism" away from him and puts it back onto he's a sex creep.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 10:21 AM

3. He is such a hypocrite.

Where is all his outrage and investigative skill when it comes to trump ? Ed Snowden was even lamenting him... both are russain shills.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 10:25 AM

4. Good.

 

The accusations against him are serious.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 12:03 PM

6. The Trump Administration is working to keep Assange isolated until after the 2020 election

There is no way the Republicans are going to allow Assange to testify about how the Russians gave him the Democratic emails. His prospects for remaining alive depend on his silence.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 04:22 PM

8. May he sleep with the fish



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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 07:48 PM

10. The irony in all of this...

...he's going to want to face a Swedish Court and prison vs. a US one, and before his sentence ends, escape to a Russian Embassy or border...if they take him. Unless he thinks Dump will give him a pardon, but why would he do that? It makes Dump look guilty.

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Response to Xolodno (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 10:26 PM

12. Not sure how much more guilty

45 can look. On his hopefully last day of office 1/21, I suspect he’ll pardon every white repub male in the country - plus one female, Ivanka.

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Response to Xolodno (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 10:27 PM

13. Not so ure about this

As I understand it. In the US he's only looking at criminal hacking charges, that is subject to change of course) maximum 5 years. He's looking at 4-10 in Sweden. With a boatload of stigma that goes without.

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Response to reggaehead (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 10:46 PM

14. Current charges in the US are about 5 years....

....but he'll probably be looking at more charges once he's on US soil. And US prisons are dehumanizing where as in Nordic countries its about rehabilitation.

In Sweden, you get metal forks and spoons to eat your meals, in the USA, you get Bologna Sandwiches and Bean Burritos.

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Response to Xolodno (Reply #14)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 11:19 PM

15. Those are assumptions I do not share

Last edited Sun Apr 14, 2019, 02:36 AM - Edit history (1)

My assumption is he goes to a country club prison with minimum recommened sentence. Do you doubt Chump made recommendations about the Manafort sentence.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 11:49 PM

16. I bet he would rather go to jail

In Sweden than here. I have seen stories of how nice they treat prisoners.

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