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Sweden prosecutors reopen Julian Assange rape probe, seek extradition

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by Cat on Mon May 13th, 2019 at 09:37:59 AM EST
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Sweden Reopens 9-Year Old Rape Investigation Against Julian Assange; Seeks His Extradition


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by Cat on Mon May 13th, 2019 at 03:14:40 PM EST
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Rape is likely to be considered more serious than conspiracy to commit computer intrusion. That would mean ordering Assange's extradition to Sweden.

Sounds fair to me.


It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri May 17th, 2019 at 10:37:33 AM EST
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Head of Swedish Bar Association condemns the handling of the Assange case in the UK and Sweden as deplorable, 26 April
This article was written by Anne Ramberg, who happens to be the Secretary General of the Swedish Bar Association, the professional body of lawyers in that country.  The article has been translated by Marcello Ferrada de Noli, Swedish professor emeritus of epidemiology and doctor of psychiatry. Anne Ramberg reveals her concern over the breech of legal principles, the treatment of Assange in general and the moral obligation to reveal wrongdoing, just as Julian Assange has done.


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by Cat on Wed May 22nd, 2019 at 09:43:37 PM EST
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Assange is no romaticus when involved with ladies ... as an Australian, does he fit in the category of ... ehh Trump?

Sexual assault cannot be defended as "sex by surprise".

However the rape accusation in Sweden had a political motive as the charges on appeal were brought forward by a new prosecutor in Göteborg, Marianne Ny.

Sweden Reopens Investigation of Julian Assange for Rape, Complicating U.S. Extradition

"Giving priority to the Swedish extradition request would demonstrate that the British government takes its responsibility to ensure women's safety seriously."

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Fri May 17th, 2019 at 07:17:19 PM EST
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I could refer you to my posts of ten years ago concerning rape in the context of cultural relativism, i.e. Swedish law vs Australian practice.
But probably only another New Zealander would find it funny (we have been telling jokes about Australian sexual unsophistication since probably the 19th century)

They knew he was an Australian (what did they expect, roses?)
But he knew he was in Sweden. So fk him.

However I consider he has already served ten years prison for that (alleged) offense, so if it turns out that the UK extradites him to Sweden, then they drop the rape charges, and decline to extradite him to the US, that would be an ironic and fitting end to the story.


It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon May 20th, 2019 at 01:16:06 PM EST
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Greenwald is a tool. One might imagine, that talent is precisely what attracted Marcy Wheeler to his organization and ultimately what thwarted her professional ambition.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed May 22nd, 2019 at 09:45:54 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat May 18th, 2019 at 07:52:58 PM EST
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Assange Faces 17 New Charges Over Leak of Classified Info
The superseding indictment filed in the Eastern District of Virginia brings the total number of U.S. charges against Assange to 18.

Assange, 47, was indicted in Marchon one count of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for allegedly helping Manning crack a password to a classified military database, which allowed her to gain access to hundreds of thousands of secret military documents about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as information about detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.
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Terwilliger said the charges also do not involve all of the documents WikiLeaks released, but just a specific subset that revealed particularly sensitive information that endangered the lives of people who provided information to the United States.  

Demers also distanced Assange from journalists by saying no journalist would publish information identifying intelligence sources operating in dangerous conditions.

"Julian Assange is no journalist," Demers told reporters.



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu May 23rd, 2019 at 10:32:14 PM EST
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