Julian Assange will today ask a London court to drop his arrest warrant

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Krusty, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    "This precedent means that any journalist can be extradited for prosecution in the United States for having published truthful information about the United States."

    This is what the US wants him for:

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/transcoded/6/61/CollateralMurder.ogv/CollateralMurder.ogv.360p.vp9.webm
     
  2. hawki

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    "Security experts irked U.S. prosecutors used anti-hacking law to nab Julian Assange...

    Experts' criticism isn't so much about sympathy for Assange as it is irritation that the CFAA's broad language — which predates the modern Internet — can be bent and twisted to fit a lot of things involving computers that seem pretty innocuous.

    The creative use of it to grab Assange only highlights for them the cloud of legal menace often faced by legitimate security researchers who use hacking to point out cybersecurity vulnerabilities. And it's a reminder that prosecutors have used the law before to aggressively prosecute activists..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...fea7ea7a0a475985bd40f/?utm_term=.351198811909
     
  3. reasonablePrivacy

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    Basically US Army just doesn't want to admit to public opinion that during war or peacekeeping operations some soldiers may commit war crimes.
     
  4. Krusty

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  5. Daveski17

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    I'm not so sure the UK can allow Assange to be extradited to the US anyway as there are rules against extradition to countries which have capital punishment or use torture. Mind you, that hasn't stopped the UK government before.
     
  6. hawki

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    From Mon 5 Feb 2018

    "A high court ruling blocking extradition to the US of Lauri Love, a student accused of breaking into US government websites, has been welcomed by lawyers and human rights groups as a precedent for trying hacking suspects in the UK in future.

    The decision delivered by the lord chief justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon, is highly critical of the conditions Love would have endured in US jails, warning of the risk of suicide..."

    https://www.theguardian.com/law/201...ri-love-wins-appeal-against-extradition-to-us
     
  7. Daveski17

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    Well, if it's in The Graudian.
     
  8. mirimir

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    Sigh.

    Maybe it's in poor taste, but why couldn't ha have just done it all anonymously?
     
  9. Krusty

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    Julian Assange evicted from Ecuadorian embassy for 'spoiled brat' behaviour, President Lenin Moreno says
     
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    Hacktivists Team Up To Hack, Deface, Leak or Crash 39 Ecuadorian Websites Within First 24 Hours After Assange’s Arrest
    April 12, 2019
    https://roguemedialabs.com/2019/04/...-within-first-24-hours-after-assanges-arrest/
     
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    WikiLeaks Has Received Nearly $30,000 Worth of Bitcoin After Assange's Arrest
    April 13, 2019
    https://www.cryptoglobe.com/latest/...-30000-worth-of-bitcoin-after-assange-arrest/
     
  12. Daveski17

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    I'm as bemused about this as anyone else. How much of what has been said about Assange is truth or fabrication is difficult to assess. The Swedish rape allegations have always seemed suspect to me, although I believe it should be investigated. It seems to me that the US government is leaning on everyone it can to bring Assange to trial in the US for exposing US war atrocities. I could be wrong about this of course. o_O
     
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    WikiLeaks 'dead man's switch'? Assange's arrest prompts speculation about possible major data dumps
    April 13, 2019
    https://www.rt.com/news/456441-insurance-files-assange-wikileaks/
     
  15. Krusty

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    Why doesn't this surprise me?
     
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    US Government Admits It Doesn’t Know If Assange Cracked Password For Manning
    April 15, 2019
    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/...esnt-know-if-assange-cracked-password-manning
     
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    You could be wrong but your not.:thumb:
     
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    I have a feeling I'm close. ;)
     
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    Assange tried to use embassy as 'centre for spying', says Ecuador's Moreno
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    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2...ssy-as-centre-for-spying-says-ecuadors-moreno
     
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    Doctor Who Evaluated Julian Assange Told UN His Confinement Was Torture
    April 15, 2019
    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/...n-assange-told-un-his-confinement-was-torture
     
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    When you start "annoying" powerful people, don't expect to have a normal life.

    He reaped what he sow.
     
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  24. CloneRanger

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    Funny how it's all gone quiet ?
     
  25. Krusty

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    Assange expected to be sentenced for ‘violating his bail conditions’

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hlxvWskSkM
     
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