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Assange Freed from UK Prison

by Oui Tue Jun 25th, 2024 at 04:30:40 AM EST

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Julian Assange plea deal live: Wikileaks says founder has left the UK after striking deal with US | The Guardian |

The private charter flight carrying Assange will stop in Bangkok to refuel before carrying on to Saipan, a Thai official has told AFP.

Assange's plane left London on Monday evening, local time, and is expected to reach Bangkok within a few hours from now. A flight matching some known elements of his travel is currently one of the top five most tracked flights on flightradar, but the Guardian has not confirmed it is the plane carrying Assange.

The Thai official, who spoke to AFP on condition of anonymity, said the plane will land shortly before midday Tuesday (0450 GMT) to refuel, and will depart about nine hours later (1400 GMT).

It's a journey of about six hours to Saipan, according to online flight maps. Assange is scheduled to appear in court at 9am Wednesday local time (2300 Tuesday GMT).


Collateral Murder - Unedited gun-camera video, released by WikiLeaks

Any respectable nation adhering to a principle of justice would set him free years ago ... United States - Great Britain - Sweden - Ecuador. #whistleblower on war crimes by American forces in Iraq

’All lies': how the US military covered up gunning down two journalists in Iraq | The Guardian - 14 June 2020 |

all the countless words from the United States military about its killing of the Iraqi Reuters journalists Namir Noor-Eldeen and Saeed Chmagh, their colleague Dean Yates has two of his own: “All lies.”

The former Reuters Baghdad bureau chief has also inked some on his arm – a permanent declaration of how those lies “fucked me up”, while he blamed first Namir – unfairly – and then himself for the killings.

The tattoo on his left shoulder features a looped green ribbon bearing the words Iraq, Bali and Aceh. At opposite points of the ribbon is etched PTSD and Fight Back, Moral injury and July 12 2007.

Yates’s experiences covering the 2002 Bali bombings and the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 seeded his post-traumatic stress, but 12 July 2007 is the day that changed his life irrevocably – while violently ending Namir’s and Saeed’s. It’s also the day that linked him by a thread of truth to the WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, who would, three years later, become the world’s most infamous hacker-publisher-activist with his release of thousands of classified US military secrets. 

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AP and Politico coverage is decidedly disappointed. It's disgusting.

by Cat on Tue Jun 25th, 2024 at 04:46:04 AM EST
Same on EU news channels ... dumb a$$es 😠

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jun 25th, 2024 at 06:33:13 AM EST
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