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Assange arrested in London - April 2019
« on: April 11, 2019, 04:01:19 AM »
Breaking News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47891737


That'll save having to pay for a Policeman on duty 24/ 7 - in case he sneaked out ..

"Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Mr Assange took refuge in the embassy seven years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped.

The Met Police said he was arrested for failing to surrender to the court.

Ecuador's president Lenin Moreno said it withdrew Mr Assange's asylum after his repeated violations to international conventions."


What now, I wonder ?  An arrest warrant from the USA ? The Swedes ..or will he be released ?


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Re: Assange arrested in London - April 2019
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2019, 11:37:55 AM »
Julian Assange arrested inside the Ecuador Embassy
After Ecuador tears up his asylum deal


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has spent the last seven years. That's after Ecuador's president Moreno withdrew asylum.

That's only a day after WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson claimed that an extensive spying operation was conducted against Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy. During an explosive media conference Hrafnsson alleged that the operation was designed to get Assange extradited.

'Collateral Murder': 10 years on from infamous US airstrike


Read More here: Julian Assange arrested inside the Ecuador Embassy

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Re: Assange arrested in London - April 2019
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2019, 11:47:28 AM »
about time
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Re: Assange arrested in London - April 2019
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2019, 12:00:00 PM »
Assange charges could unsettle liberals, conservatives — and Trump
Many liberals and civil rights activists have defended Assange as a journalist
entitled to First Amendment protections. Conservatives have celebrated him
for exposing Hillary Clinton’s emails in 2016. And President Donald Trump,
who declared his “love” for Assange’s website during the 2016 contest, may
have new concerns about whether the focus on Assange has a connection
to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

Read all about it here
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/11/16/julian-assange-charges-wikileaks-997122
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Re: Assange arrested in London - April 2019
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2019, 12:03:11 PM »
Assange may risk torture in United States, his lawyer says


I don't know if this is what the author of the story was referring to.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ecuador-assange-lawyer-spain/assange-may-risk-torture-in-united-states-his-lawyer-says-idUSKCN1RN2CJ
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Re: Assange arrested in London - April 2019
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2019, 12:05:34 PM »
Did you ever have a house guest that didn't know he had smelly
feet and didn't want to leave?

The seven-year itch: Assange's awkward stay in the embassy
The WikiLeaks founder’s visit became uncomfortable for both him and his hosts
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/apr/11/how-ecuador-lost-patience-with-houseguest-julian-assange
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Re: Assange arrested in London - April 2019
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2019, 12:10:36 PM »
NOTE: Moby is running to this thread as quick as his feet can take him
since, the magic words Brexit are in it.

I am setting the over under at 7*


Pamela Anderson flips out over Julian Assange arrest
“How could you UK. ? Of course – you are America’s bitch and you need a diversion
from your idiotic Brexit bulls–t.”

https://pagesix.com/2019/04/11/pamela-anderson-flips-out-over-julian-assange-arrest/?_ga=2.110593286.28225014.1554910023-1672167919.1554054498




* 7 is the over/under
The amount of totally off topic Brexit posts by Moby
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Re: Assange arrested in London - April 2019
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2019, 12:21:54 PM »
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I started  the thread on Assange.. ))

I thought it best not to say anything about the 'B' word...    :coffeeread:

A great day for the UK in two ways..


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Re: Assange arrested in London - April 2019
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2019, 01:06:14 PM »
about time
for? being expelled? being arrested?

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Re: Assange arrested in London - April 2019
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2019, 01:36:38 PM »
Did you ever have a house guest that didn't know he had smelly
feet and didn't want to leave?

The seven-year itch: Assange's awkward stay in the embassy
The WikiLeaks founder’s visit became uncomfortable for both him and his hosts
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/apr/11/how-ecuador-lost-patience-with-houseguest-julian-assange

Did President Moreno, by any chance, revoked his asylum status .....after Wikileaks has posted the Panama Papers, where his brother was implicated........ now that he become President?

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Re: Assange arrested in London - April 2019
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2019, 02:04:33 PM »
What is worse than not being able to get what you don't even want?

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Re: Assange arrested in London - April 2019
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2019, 08:14:24 PM »
J. Assange lost the support of the Ecuadorian government after there was a democratic change in leadership. What is somewhat odd is the silence of Australia.

My guess he will be extridiated to the United States for trial. The central question will be can he prove he is a journalist or is an anarchist revealing secrets of the United States. Both sides have powerful forces and it will be an interesting court and PR battle.

Personally I am of the opinion that Wiki-Leaks while endangering assets and sources abroad has done a valuable service to public openness and discourse.
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Re: Assange arrested in London - April 2019
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2019, 11:35:46 PM »
Oh don't worry, it's big news in Australia.

Funny how it happened not long after the Ecuadorian President had some embarrassing questions to answer.  Seems like he might have thought Wikileaks was involved.

I stand on the side of freedom of information, and have been happy to know (but shocked by) the degree of surveillance we law abiding citizens are subjected to.

Australia, like the UK, are part of the "5 eyes", and as such are easily "blackmailed" by the US Government with the threat of withholding information and co-operation. I suspect the UK Government will allow his extradition, and the Australian Government not seek to intervene on behalf of it's citizen.  Ecuador will soon announce a massive US Aid package  :rouble-smile:  :whist11:

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Re: Assange arrested in London - April 2019
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2019, 01:34:31 AM »
Yes, unless the extradition was a foregone conclusion Britain would not have done this.

Very nice timing though. Just a few days ago the rumours were swirling that this was going to happen then the Ecuadorian government got in their hind legs to say that it was not, that everything was fine. Journalists who had been staking out the embassy all went home and then down swoops the polis with only RT there to see it.

Given that, for months, there have been journos or at least stringers, staking out the embassy, one wonders whether a quiet word was had with various media outlets and agencies that now might be a good time for their people to have a week off?
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Re: Assange arrested in London - April 2019
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2019, 04:25:20 AM »
Oh don't worry, it's big news in Australia.

Funny how it happened not long after the Ecuadorian President had some embarrassing questions to answer. Seems like he might have thought Wikileaks was involved.

The US admin was after J. Assange, since the US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks in 2010

I understand it was a long time planning operation, by the US. Moreno visited the USA before he was elected President. The Previous one was not friendly with the USA.

Any how watch this video.......

Donald Trump talking about WikiLeaks
during 2016 presidential campaign & Now ;D



I stand on the side of freedom of information, and have been happy to know (but shocked by) the degree of surveillance we law abiding citizens are subjected to.

Australia, like the UK, are part of the "5 eyes", and as such are easily "blackmailed" by the US Government with the threat of withholding information and co-operation. I suspect the UK Government will allow his extradition, and the Australian Government not seek to intervene on behalf of it's citizen.  Ecuador will soon announce a massive US Aid package :rouble-smile:  :whist11:

While I agree with your comments, I was not surprised with the revelations made by Edward Snowden ...... following the previous info published about the erosion of privacy in the US by their administration.

In actual fact, I read somewhere that it was J. Assange who advised Edward Snowden to go via Moscow......... What I am surprised is why J. Assange did not followed his own advice, before going to the Ecuador Embassy and apply for Asylum?

Few days ago, there was a mention on RT that he was going to be removed from the Embassy.....RT left it's camera people to keep an eye.......and few days later by coincident J. Assange was removed from the Embassy. I noticed few minutes later... the BBC copied the video..........without any reference to RT Permission!

Additionally.... it's convenient that it happened during the latest Brexit episode......and be sure.... that the UK Government will take full advantage and use it for "diversion", as they normally all Governments do in such circumstances.

J. Assange finally he will be extradited to the USA. will be charged by various accusations and he will get a total of some 45 years in prison... basically a  "Death Sentence"

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