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Matilda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-10 01:45 AM
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David Hicks Relived.
The current case involving the arrest warrant issued by Interpol for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, and the David Hicks case, have some awful similarities.

Australian offends the American Government, which calls (figuratively, at least) for his head, and the Australian government meekly complies. Attorney-General Robert McClelland has said he has asked the AFP to see whether it's possible to have his passport cancelled. It appears that, like Hicks, Assange has broken no Australian laws, but that won't prevent the government from trying to throw the book at him. The Gillard Government is looking more and more like a carbon copy of the Howard Government.

I have no idea whether he's guilty of rape in Sweden, but it just seems to be a little bit too contrived to me. Can't get him on something legitimate, so let's get him on a fabrication, or at least an exaggeration (it seems the actual charge is "harrassment", but rape has a more emotive sound, so that's what the Swedish authorities are saying). All very convenient for a man who's a thorn in the side of just about every government in the world.

It would be nice to have a governement of either political hue that didn't automatically cave in to the United States. Just once, I'd like to see them stand up for the rights of an Aussie citizen instead of taking orders from the U.S.
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mackerel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 01:36 AM
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1. Too bad, I was hoping that he would at least be safe there
and continue his good work.
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