I suspect the US government might not just be unable to 'prevent it', at least until the 20th Jan.Interesting that the legal grounds for extradition were met, but extradition was barred on mental health grounds - the US could not guarantee preventing him comiting suicide.
Serious question - where do you stand on the whistle blower side of Assange versus the alleged rape? Personally I struggle to laud the man due to the allegations plus the Pro-Russia/Trump rumours.Good news of course, despite Cyclops' disgraceful framing, but unfortunately the ruling mostly sides with US prosecutors, and it's only the indefensible conditions of their penal system that have saved him. Anyone who values press freedom should be horrified by the fact that it has had to come to this.
Here's the whole judgement. https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/USA-v-Assange-judgment-040121.pdf
Fully agree - but I love judging people Just like St Peter at the Pearly Gates, I am not sure where I would send him.I'm sure TC will speak for herself but there are two different allegations. Any argument that he 'got off' on the rape charge isn't a reason to view either the mental health justification for refusal or whether the prima facie case for extradition is made any differently.
Wot Bromptonaut said, really - I don't see it as a trade-off. Assange is a political prisoner whose fate is of enormous significance to all of us, whether he's a rapist or not - a matter which persecuting him has not helped in any way to determine and has arguably obfuscated.Serious question - where do you stand on the whistle blower side of Assange versus the alleged rape? Personally I struggle to laud the man due to the allegations plus the Pro-Russia/Trump rumours.
Just to clarify, do you believe his actions as whistleblower revealing government's crimes make him a criminal???Whether you think he's a hero or an enemy of the state he rode the system to his advantage like Sea Biscuit. I still don't have a view one way or the other on the 'rightness' of his cause.
Evading scrutiny over the rape charges, then using the Ecuadorians to hide and ****ing his lawyer to further increase his chances of avoiding extradition. In prison he talked of suicide and hid a razor blade in his cell to convince that he was a suicide risk. Seems to have worked. We're also told he has Asperger's now. Although he claims the moral high ground I and many others don't see it that way. He's just a rather self serving individual trying to save himself and doesn't have the courage to stand behind his actions. But at least the bleeding heart liberals are pleased.
I do think is not right that the yanks won't send Anne Secoolas. Assange for her would be a good trade, or better still a equal extradition agreement.
So, I ask again, what for him now if the extradition fails on appeal? Should he be sent back to Aus? Do you think he'll try and make a life with his lawyer?
That's not how it looks from here.I still don't have a view one way or the other on the 'rightness' of his cause.
****ing his lawyer
Is there any public interest in this, or is it just prurience on your part?Do you think he'll try and make a life with his lawyer?
I guess if you have a sort of Al Qaeda approach to justice and negotiation this sort of thing makes perfect sense.I do think is not right that the yanks won't send Anne Secoolas. Assange for her would be a good trade
Search me, but AMLO has just offered him asylum.what for him now if the extradition fails on appeal
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