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Time to go, Jules   Australia and Oceania

Started 1/11/18 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 24207 views.
Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

7/28/18

l also question Moscow's responsibility in those poisonings. Not because they are not capable of it, but because the some of their fiercest enemies, Chechens, Ukrainians etc. are equally ruthless ( who is Ruth btw), and stand to gain by Putin's disrepute, and have access to the same chemicals.

Now of course he might be looking for Russian support, because he has reall nowhere to go.

Ecuador has been more than patient, I think only Cadinal Mindszenty has been in a longer Embassy exile, the Brits have been very inflexible, they should have let him go to Ecuador, and the Swedes should have givn up that he said she said case.

I  have no sympathy for him, but wikileaks has been useful in many ways.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

7/29/18

I don't like Julian Assange, the man.

I think he puts his own agenda ahead of "the mission"

The Weekly: Wikileaks

Wikileaks became famous exposing the world's secrets But there's a lot about them that you may not know.. #TheWeekly

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

7/29/18

Also, Ecuador gave him citizenship!

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

7/29/18

What do you think his legal status be if deported back to Ausralia? Not that this is an option, since he would be arrested in the UK no sooner does he leave the embassy.The UK refused to grant him a safe conduct to go Ecuador.

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

7/29/18

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

7/29/18

A United Nations panel concluded in 2016 that Mr Assange was under arbitrary detention.

A statement by Mr Assange's legal team said: "The UN ruling, issued almost two years ago, is crystal clear in its language. Mr Assange is unlawfully and arbitrarily detained by the UK authorities and must be released.

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

8/29/18

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/20/18

Who doesn't clean up after their own cat?

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has filed a lawsuit in Ecuador against new terms of asylum in the Andean country's London embassy that require him to pay for medical bills and phone calls and clean up after his pet cat, his lawyer says.

Key points:

  • Assange's lawyer says his internet was cut off in March and he is being held in "inhuman conditions"
  • Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno is reluctant to force Mr Assange out
  • The Australian fears he will be handed over to the US if he leaves

Ecuador this month created the new protocol governing the Australian's stay at the embassy.

Lawyer Baltasar Garzon told a press conference in Ecuador's capital Quito that the rules were drawn up without consulting Mr Assange, who is now suing Foreign Minister Jose Valencia in a Quito court to have them changed.

Mr Assange has not had access to the internet since it was cut off in March, Mr Garzon added, despite a WikiLeaks statement this week that it had been restored.

"He has been held in inhuman conditions for more than six years," Mr Garzon said.

"Even people who are imprisoned have phone calls paid for by the state," he added, describing the obligations regarding the cat as "denigrating."

Mr Garzon said Mr Valencia was named in the lawsuit because he served as the intermediary between Mr Assange and the Ecuadorean Government.

Mr Valencia said the Government would respond "in an appropriate manner". "The protocol is in line with international standards and Ecuadorean law," he told reporters.

Mr Assange's stay has become an increasing annoyance for Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno, who has said Mr Assange cannot stay inside the embassy for ever, but has been reluctant to kick him out of the embassy because of concerns about his human rights.

Mr Assange believes he will be handed over to the United States to face prosecution over WikiLeaks' publication of hundreds of thousands of classified military and diplomatic documents if he leaves.

In 2012, former Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa granted Mr Assange asylum as he sought to avoid extradition to Sweden for interrogation on alleged sexual assault crimes.

Sweden later dropped its investigation, but Britain says he will be arrested for violating the terms of his bail if he leaves the embassy.

In 2017 Ecuador gave Mr Assange citizenship and named him to a diplomatic post in Russia, but rescinded the latter after Britain refused to give him diplomatic immunity, according to an Ecuadorean Government document seen by Reuters.

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

10/20/18

The Brits are stubborn, they do not need to give him diplomatic immunity or status. All they have to give is a safe conduct to Heathrow so he can board a plane to Moscow, or Quito.

GB should do this not for Assange but for Ecuador. What could be their interest in seeing him sent to the US? With the questionable relationship between the 2 countries, they surely do not owe the US any favors. And lastly what happens to him there is going to make the UK look bad in the eyes of all human rights observers.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/20/18

I know, but the guy is a first class dick!

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