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WikiLeaks about to hit the fan

 
 
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 24 Jun, 2014 07:09 am
Quote:

Assange lawyers file Swedish court appeal to end arrest warrant


STOCKHOLM Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:55am EDT
(Reuters) - Julian Assange's Swedish lawyers on Tuesday filed a court petition to withdraw an arrest warrant for the WikiLeaks founder who has spent two years at Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden.

Assange faces allegations of sexual assault and rape in Sweden, which he denies. He says he fears Sweden could in turn extradite him to the United States to be tried for one of the largest leaks of classified information in U.S. history.

Thomas Olsson, one of Assange's lawyers, said the arrest warrant should be repealed because it cannot be enforced while Assange is in the embassy and the Swedish prosecutor had not considered the possibility of interrogating him in London.

"In light of the significant impact this has on Assange's ability to move freely and to live a normal life, we think that it is unreasonable to uphold the decision," Olsson told Reuters.

"As I see it, the arguments for the unreasonableness of the situation are very strong, so we have very strong hopes that the court will change the decision."

Ecuador, which has granted Assange political asylum, wants London to assure him safe passage to Quito. But Britain has surrounded the Ecuadorean embassy with police officers round the clock ready to detain him if he leaves it.

The South American country said last week that talks with Britain over Assange were at an impasse.
Source
Builder
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jun, 2014 02:23 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Whistleblowers and empire builders. Oh my.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jul, 2014 11:32 am
Swedish court upholds Assange arrest warrant
Quote:
A Swedish court has upheld an arrest warrant for Julian Assange. The Wikileaks founder has been spent the last two years in Ecuador's London embassay to avoid extradition for questioning over sexual assault allegations.
Builder
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jul, 2014 02:46 am
@Walter Hinteler,
A question for you, Walter; does a man's guilt or innocence reflect badly upon the disclosure of information that he purveys?
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hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 27 Apr, 2015 12:46 am
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Ionus
 
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Reply Mon 27 Apr, 2015 03:04 am
@hingehead,
You cant punish people at the top...the people at the top dont like it .
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oralloy
 
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Reply Mon 27 Apr, 2015 05:11 am
@hingehead,
hingehead wrote:
http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/11150178_965791463455335_391823890643575329_n.jpg?oh=414b97796f00bebee70e5a3c17abcbee&oe=55E3741A&__gda__=1440065866_a9f3cf83feaebce46edb748939c220c6

Let's get our facts straight.

Chelsea Manning did not leak anything related to any war crime.

Chelsea Manning exposed democracy activists to brutal dictators so that they could be killed, and told terrorists how to kill civilians without risk of being caught.
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Lash
 
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Reply Mon 25 Dec, 2017 03:21 am
Julian is trending high on Twitter.

His account has vanished hours before the scheduled drop of information on the Clinton campaign and other associated Clinton crimes.

Looks like Lash is getting a nice Christmas present this year.

I hate people who like hiding the truth.

It will out. 🙂
Builder
 
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Reply Tue 26 Dec, 2017 05:43 pm
@Lash,
Unconfirmed reports on social media that Julian was taken from his sanctuary, and is in the custody of US marines.

Hoping this is BS, of course.
oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 26 Dec, 2017 06:30 pm
@Builder,
Builder wrote:
Unconfirmed reports on social media that Julian was taken from his sanctuary, and is in the custody of US marines.
Hoping this is BS, of course.

It would be nice if he had to answer for the rapes that he committed.

A story about him being in US custody is likely to be BS though. He isn't wanted by the US. He is wanted by Sweden.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 26 Dec, 2017 11:10 pm
@oralloy,
And he isn't in a "sanctuary" by an embassy.
Builder
 
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Reply Tue 26 Dec, 2017 11:35 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Quote:
he isn't in a "sanctuary" by an embassy.


Asylum seekers seek sanctuary where they can find it.

He happens to have found it in an embassy.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 27 Dec, 2017 12:00 am
@Builder,
Builder wrote:
He happens to have found it in an embassy.
And an embassy has extraterritorial status - that's why the Metropolitan Police stands guard outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
Builder
 
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Reply Wed 27 Dec, 2017 12:27 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Did you have a point to make there, Walter?

Our top Catholic Cardinal George Pell sought sanctuary from charges of historical sexual abuse, in Vatican city, which is also guarded by the Vatican police.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 27 Dec, 2017 12:50 am
@Builder,
Builder wrote:
Did you have a point to make there, Walter?
Yes.

Builder wrote:
Our top Catholic Cardinal George Pell sought sanctuary from charges of historical sexual abuse, in Vatican city, which is also guarded by the Vatican police.
He got asylum by the Holy See?
Builder
 
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Reply Wed 27 Dec, 2017 12:54 am
@Walter Hinteler,
What was the point you were making?

Cardinal Pell (apparently 2IC to the Pope) briefly found sanctuary, but after much public outcry, and amidst the royal commission into institutionalised child abuse in Australia, was sent back to face the courts, and try to rescue some sort of face or faith for the church.

His case has been closed to the public, to protect the identity of his accusers.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 27 Dec, 2017 01:04 am
@Builder,
Builder wrote:
What was the point you were making?
Ehe Met is not guarding the embassy but waiting to get an opportunity to arrest Assange.


Cardinal Pell is neither 2IC to the Pope (he is the prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy) nor did he get asylum.
Builder
 
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Reply Wed 27 Dec, 2017 01:41 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Widely regarded as the third most senior official in the Vatican, Cardinal Pell was appointed in 2014 to a five-year term to head the Vatican's new economy secretariat.

The role gave him broad rein to control all economic, administrative, personnel and procurement functions of the Holy See, though the mandate has since been restricted to performing more of an oversight role.

Cardinal Pell, who holds a doctorate from Oxford and is a staunch conservative on issues such as homosexuality and abortion, has long been an imposing figure in the Church in Australia and has been heavily criticised for his handling of child sex abuse by Catholic priests.


Quote:
When asked directly by journalists about the Cardinal Pell matter last year, Pope Francis answered: "We must avoid a media verdict, a verdict based on gossip."

"It's in the hands of the justice system and one cannot judge before the justice system. After the justice system speaks, I will speak."

It is unclear whether Pope Francis will speak now that charges have been laid, or whether he will wait until the completion of the trial.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 27 Dec, 2017 02:03 am
@Builder,
Builder wrote:
Cardinal Pell (apparently 2IC to the Pope)

Builder wrote:
Widely regarded as the third most senior official in the Vatican


Well, what is now? The second highest leader of the Catholic World or a senior official as head of a department of the Roman Curia?

And you still claim that he got asylum in the Vatican?
Builder
 
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Reply Wed 27 Dec, 2017 03:03 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Quote:
And you still claim that he got asylum in the Vatican?


He was holed up in the Vatican long enough for the people to start crying for his blood, Walter. Even the tory papers were saying he had to face the music.

He sought sanctuary in the Vatican, and was told by his mentor to go and face the music. I would say that his expenses would be covered.

 

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