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.

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    A contemporary martyr who dared to challenge the powers that be...
     
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    Ecuador proceeds with search and seizure of Julian Assange’s belongings
     
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    "WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange charged with violating Espionage Act

    Federal prosecutors on Thursday accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of violating the Espionage Act, bringing against him a new, 18-count indictment alleging he unlawfully obtained and disclosed national defense information.

    The new charges dramatically raise the stakes of the case both for Assange and the news media, raising questions about the limits of the First Amendment and protections for publishers of classified information....

    In the past decade, prosecutors have increasingly used the Espionage Act to pursue government employees or ex-employees who leak classified information to reporters. The law was originally written during World War I to target spies and traitors, and has been used intermittently since, including when the government prosecuted the source of the so-called Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...4f3edf1351e_story.html?utm_term=.912d44885938

    "U.S. Charges Assange With Publishing Classified Information, a Move Unprecedented in American History

    In a stunning escalation of the war on the free press, the Trump administration has indicted a publisher for revealing government secrets..."

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/us-charges-wikileaks-julian-assange-with-publishing-classified-info

    NB: Convictions under The Espionage Act can be punishable by death.
     
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    National security journalism just became a national security threat
    U.S. charges against Julian Assange will threaten press freedom
    May 26, 2019

    https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/26/assange-charges-freedom-press-threat/
     
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    From I love wiki leaks over & over again to this.

    I guess everybody gets thrown under the bus.
     
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    Julian Assange too unwell to attend US extradition hearing in British court

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05...court-session-due-to-health-problems/11165794
     
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    "Assange won’t face charges over role in devastating CIA [Vault 7] leak...

    The Justice Department has decided not to charge Julian Assange for his role in exposing some of the CIA’s most secret spying tools...

    It’s a move that has surprised national security experts and some former officials,...The decision also means that Assange will not face punishment for publishing one of the CIA’s most potent arsenal digital codes used to hack devices, dubbed Vault 7...

    Prosecutors were stymied by several factors.

    First, the government is facing a ticking clock in its efforts to extradite Assange to the United States from the United Kingdom, where he is being held. Extradition laws require the U.S. to bring any additional charges against Assange within 60 days of the first indictment...

    Second, prosecutors were worried about the sensitivity of the Vault 7 materials, according to an official familiar with the deliberations over whether to charge Assange. Broaching such a classified subject in court risks exposing even more CIA secrets, legal experts said. The CIA has never officially confirmed the authenticity of the leaked documents,..."

    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/02/julian-assange-cia-leak-1349425
     
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    Swedish court declines to detain Belmarsh prison resident Julian Assange
    June 3, 2019
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/06/03/swedish_court_declines_to_detain_assange/
     
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    Yep! He has thrown himself under the bus so he can`t complain.

    Regards Eck:)
     
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    Yes the guy is a pure joke and people supporting him are fools.
     
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    I don't see it that way, nor do many reporters.
     
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    What Does the Assange Arrest Mean for Press Freedoms in America?
    https://nationalinterest.org/feature/what-does-assange-arrest-mean-press-freedoms-america-52037
     
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    I'm sure I could find plenty of articles about this but I'll stop here:

    Julian Assange's charges are a direct assault on press freedom, experts warn
    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/apr/12/julian-assange-charges-press-freedom-journalism
     
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    It's a mistake for people to conflate how they feel about Julian Assange with the actions the governments are taking against him. His declining popularity serves their interests.
     
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    One of his supporters is Pamela Anderson who fed him doughnuts during his hour of need :argh:
     
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    Lol that sums it all... :rolleyes:
    Ignorants believe on what he pretends to be, but the guy is just a fame-seeker.
     
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    What is happening to him is a cautionary tale about the limitations of "rights" and "freedoms" regardless of what our constitutions say.
     
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    All that shows that constitutions are just worthless papers and citizens don't even want to know about crimes some people do.
     
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    Very true indeed but he may find the price of that fame very high if he appears before a U.S. court?

    At least Pam will be able to bring him cookies now and again, if she remembers?

    Regards Eck:)
     
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    US submits extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
    The United States will detail all the charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange when it seeks his extradition in a London court
    June 12, 2019

    https://www.news.com.au/technology/...e/news-story/d77665621232083536fe6d67e2382479
     
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    CPS faces legal ruling over refusal to disclose emails with US on WikiLeaks and Assange extradition
    July 2, 2019
    https://www.computerweekly.com/news...-with-US-on-WikiLeaks-and-Assange-extradition
     
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