January 6, 2021 at 7:32 pm #212159
It does not surprise me that they haven’t given him bail on the grounds that he might abscond. That’s what he ought to do ! The final decision rests with that Patel women who is Home Secretary and we know she would hand him over now if she could. Remember Theresa May sacked her as a minister for visiting the Golan Heights, occupied by the rogue state that is America’s main ally in the region. Sorry to sound like Private Fraser but poor Assange is doomed.January 7, 2021 at 2:43 pm #212191
It seems I may have been too pessimistic as a headline in today’s Times reads ”US unlikely to overturn Assange extradition ruling.” Obviously lawyers can make a better judgment than me but I still find it hard to believe that a British court will want to rule that, as a fact, US prisons are worse than UK ones (as by all accounts some of them seem to be).January 7, 2021 at 8:06 pm #212204MovimientoSocialistaParticipant
It was obvious that they were not going to free him on bail because he does not have any security, bonds, or properties to guarantee his return to face trial again. The British government can not speak about bad jail conditions when they were part of the bad treatment given to the prisoners in Iraq and Guantanamo. That is a very weak argument, as peoples say: It does not hold water, and probably the USA appeal will prevail with better argumentationsFebruary 10, 2021 at 1:37 am #213724
No reprieve for Assange from Biden.
“The Department of Justice’s indication on Tuesday that it still intends to pursue an appeal against the extradition decision in the case of Julian Assange is deeply concerning,” Rebecca Vincent, director of international campaigns at Reporters Without Borders.April 11, 2021 at 4:34 pm #216806
He is still inside
“Jake Sullivan, the US national security adviser, said the difference between China and the US is that China puts its critics in prison. I am not sure the British government is aware of how much international criticisms it is facing over this issue…”April 15, 2021 at 1:44 am #216925
A reminder of the fate that awaits Julian Assange if the extradition goes through.
Assange’s judge agreed with the U.S. on every point that criminalizes journalism.May 3, 2021 at 12:10 am #217558
Ironic isn’t it?
The UK accuses Iran of “torture” of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe for using her in “a cat-and-mouse game” for diplomatic leverage.
Yet the treatment of the continual imprisonment of Julian Assange to please the USA is British justice in action.June 23, 2021 at 2:26 am #219376
Justice works very slowly…and in the case of Julian Assange procrastination is perhaps deliberate according to Craig Murray
The High Court has not only not set a date for the US appeal. Its been 6 months Assange has remained in a maximum security jail.June 27, 2021 at 8:09 pm #219596
More revelations suggesting a frame-upJune 29, 2021 at 9:24 pm #219744
An article on the media silence of new details of the fit-up
And Craig MurrayJune 29, 2021 at 10:43 pm #219747MovimientoSocialistaParticipant
In reality, the espionage Act of 1917 ( amended several times ) should be applied to the CIA and the government of the USA who has been spying in others foreign nations for several decades. Assange is not a spy, he received documents from a military person and he published them on a news center, neither was the journalists who published the Pentagon papers, and the Journalists who published all the maneuvers made by the CIA and Ronald Reagan in Central America all of them received documents from others sourcesAugust 13, 2021 at 6:04 am #220647
America’s legal manoeuvres against Assange
the U.S. government refusal to take no for an answer, and its readiness to resort to unusual procedural devices in order to get its way, looks from the latest decision to be starting to bear fruit.August 13, 2021 at 11:17 pm #220673September 27, 2021 at 12:02 pm #222764
This Yahoo News investigation, based on conversations with more than 30 former U.S. officials — eight of whom described details of the CIA’s proposals to abduct Assange
the CIA and the White House began preparing for a number of scenarios to foil Assange’s Russian departure plans, according to three former officials. Those included potential gun battles with Kremlin operatives on the streets of London, crashing a car into a Russian diplomatic vehicle transporting Assange and then grabbing him, and shooting out the tires of a Russian plane carrying Assange before it could take off for Moscow. (U.S. officials asked their British counterparts to do the shooting if gunfire was required, and the British agreed, according to a former senior administration official.)September 28, 2021 at 5:54 pm #222829
That tells us quite a bit about the way the CIA thinks but I doubt that the ideas got any further but would have been vetoed as too risky or unrealistic by someone higher up the chain of command. Anyway, they were never implemented.
And I just don’t believe that the shoot-outs were approved by MI5 or MI6. They would never get away with shooting the types of a Russian plane at a British airport. The media would want to know why and there would be no plausible justification that the British secret service would be able give.
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