User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Julian Assange's Options to Get Out of Ecuadorian Embassy Are Rapidly Narrowing

  1. #1
    Points: 7,051, Level: 20
    Level completed: 1%, Points required for next Level: 699
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience PointsSocialTagger Second Class1 year registered
    Trish's Avatar Advisor
    Karma
    6452
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    2,072
    Points
    7,051
    Level
    20
    Thanks Given
    1,249
    Thanked 1,583x in 968 Posts
    Mentioned
    48 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Julian Assange's Options to Get Out of Ecuadorian Embassy Are Rapidly Narrowing

    The government of the U.K. has denied a motion to grant Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 over fears he could be extradited, diplomatic protections.

    Per the Guardian, Ecuadorian officials made the request in hopes that if Assange was certified as one of their diplomats—reports indicate he already has Ecuadorian citizenship—he could finally leave the embassy without fear of being arrested for violating U.K. bail conditions by fleeing there in the first place. While Swedish prosecutors dropped extradition requests related to sex crime allegations in May 2017, Assange fears that if British police detain him, U.S. prosecutors will immediately issue an extradition request over Wikileaks’ decision to publish troves of secret U.S. military documents.

    Ecuador remains willing to shield Assange from any possible extradition for the immediate future but has no way of extracting him without London police interference, hence the impasse.

    “The government of Ecuador recently requested diplomatic status for Mr. Assange here in the U.K.,” a Foreign & Commonwealth Office spokesperson told the Guardian. “The U.K. did not grant that request, nor are we in talks with Ecuador on this matter. Ecuador knows that the way to resolve this issue is for Julian Assange to leave the embassy to face justice.”

    The Ecuadorian government has become entirely fed up with the dispute over Assange’s status as it’s dragged on, calling the situation “untenable.” While Assange’s presence at the embassy has become a point of international tension and some domestic political griping in Ecuador, the unending fallout from his alleged involvement in a Russian operation to influence the 2016 U.S. federal elections in favor of Donald Trump has also apparently strained his hosts’ hospitality for some time. So it’s possible that Assange may eventually be forced to vacate regardless of whether the police are waiting to scoop him up.

    As his options have diminished, Assange has grown steadily weirder, issuing long-shot appeals to Trump and those in his orbit to help him get out of his jam. Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions is one of the people most determined to prosecute him.
    https://gizmodo.com/julian-assanges-...ass-1821973035
    I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
    Marilyn Monroe

  2. #2
    Original Ranter
    Points: 446,359, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 66.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesOverdrive50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Awards:
    Posting Award
    Peter1469's Avatar Advisor
    Karma
    409640
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    NOVA
    Posts
    137,672
    Points
    446,359
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    79,479
    Thanked 60,609x in 41,563 Posts
    Mentioned
    2127 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sweden dropped the fake rape charges. I am not sure what legal basis anyone has to go after him at this point.
    Alea iacta est

    Check out the blog.


  3. #3
    Points: 7,051, Level: 20
    Level completed: 1%, Points required for next Level: 699
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience PointsSocialTagger Second Class1 year registered
    Trish's Avatar Advisor
    Karma
    6452
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    2,072
    Points
    7,051
    Level
    20
    Thanks Given
    1,249
    Thanked 1,583x in 968 Posts
    Mentioned
    48 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Sweden dropped the fake rape charges. I am not sure what legal basis anyone has to go after him at this point.
    The way I read the article was that he is still being sought by the US for releasing military top secret documents. I imagine after this Administration is out of office the next Administration may also want to hold him accountable for his role in the Russian interference in our 2016 election.
    I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
    Marilyn Monroe

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Trish For This Useful Post:

    Crepitus (01-11-2018)

  5. #4
    Original Ranter
    Points: 446,359, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 66.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesOverdrive50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Awards:
    Posting Award
    Peter1469's Avatar Advisor
    Karma
    409640
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    NOVA
    Posts
    137,672
    Points
    446,359
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    79,479
    Thanked 60,609x in 41,563 Posts
    Mentioned
    2127 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Trish View Post
    The way I read the article was that he is still being sought by the US for releasing military top secret documents. I imagine after this Administration is out of office the next Administration may also want to hold him accountable for his role in the Russian interference in our 2016 election.
    Neither of those are legitimate charges. Traditionally under US law, the leaker is in jeopardy, not the publisher of the leak.

    As for the second - Wikileaks apparently did not work with the Russians.
    Alea iacta est

    Check out the blog.


  6. #5
    Points: 7,051, Level: 20
    Level completed: 1%, Points required for next Level: 699
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience PointsSocialTagger Second Class1 year registered
    Trish's Avatar Advisor
    Karma
    6452
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    2,072
    Points
    7,051
    Level
    20
    Thanks Given
    1,249
    Thanked 1,583x in 968 Posts
    Mentioned
    48 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Neither of those are legitimate charges. Traditionally under US law, the leaker is in jeopardy, not the publisher of the leak.

    As for the second - Wikileaks apparently did not work with the Russians.
    I concede that I don't have inside information about Mr. Assange's role with the Russians but I would say that I don't think you do either so we shouldn't speculate that he did or didn't at this point. For that I apologize.
    I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
    Marilyn Monroe

  7. #6

    tPF Moderator
    Points: 243,485, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 82.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Common's Avatar tPF Moderator
    Karma
    321797
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    43,243
    Points
    243,485
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    504
    Thanked 998x in 619 Posts
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Assange is caught in a political cross of his own making. Doesnt look like the brits are going to give him a pass
    Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

    GROUCHO MARX,

  8. #7
    Points: 8,614, Level: 22
    Level completed: 21%, Points required for next Level: 636
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    3 months registered5000 Experience Points
    Captdon's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    1845
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    South Carolina now.
    Posts
    4,023
    Points
    8,614
    Level
    22
    Thanks Given
    4,146
    Thanked 1,835x in 1,379 Posts
    Mentioned
    14 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Perhaps launch him with a rocket.

  9. #8
    Points: 139,142, Level: 89
    Level completed: 91%, Points required for next Level: 308
    Overall activity: 100.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    Awards:
    Activity Award
    Tahuyaman's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    251489
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Bremerton Washington or Sayulita Mexico depending on the time of year.
    Posts
    61,345
    Points
    139,142
    Level
    89
    Thanks Given
    7,109
    Thanked 20,452x in 15,498 Posts
    Mentioned
    354 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Sweden dropped the fake rape charges. I am not sure what legal basis anyone has to go after him at this point.

    Did Sweden actually drop the rape charge, or just suspend the investigation?

  10. #9
    Points: 88,240, Level: 72
    Level completed: 40%, Points required for next Level: 1,510
    Overall activity: 46.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran
    donttread's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    77125
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    29,434
    Points
    88,240
    Level
    72
    Thanks Given
    3,837
    Thanked 9,090x in 6,829 Posts
    Mentioned
    183 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Trish View Post
    The government of the U.K. has denied a motion to grant Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 over fears he could be extradited, diplomatic protections.

    Per the Guardian, Ecuadorian officials made the request in hopes that if Assange was certified as one of their diplomats—reports indicate he already has Ecuadorian citizenship—he could finally leave the embassy without fear of being arrested for violating U.K. bail conditions by fleeing there in the first place. While Swedish prosecutors dropped extradition requests related to sex crime allegations in May 2017, Assange fears that if British police detain him, U.S. prosecutors will immediately issue an extradition request over Wikileaks’ decision to publish troves of secret U.S. military documents.

    Ecuador remains willing to shield Assange from any possible extradition for the immediate future but has no way of extracting him without London police interference, hence the impasse.

    “The government of Ecuador recently requested diplomatic status for Mr. Assange here in the U.K.,” a Foreign & Commonwealth Office spokesperson told the Guardian. “The U.K. did not grant that request, nor are we in talks with Ecuador on this matter. Ecuador knows that the way to resolve this issue is for Julian Assange to leave the embassy to face justice.”

    The Ecuadorian government has become entirely fed up with the dispute over Assange’s status as it’s dragged on, calling the situation “untenable.” While Assange’s presence at the embassy has become a point of international tension and some domestic political griping in Ecuador, the unending fallout from his alleged involvement in a Russian operation to influence the 2016 U.S. federal elections in favor of Donald Trump has also apparently strained his hosts’ hospitality for some time. So it’s possible that Assange may eventually be forced to vacate regardless of whether the police are waiting to scoop him up.

    As his options have diminished, Assange has grown steadily weirder, issuing long-shot appeals to Trump and those in his orbit to help him get out of his jam. Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions is one of the people most determined to prosecute him.
    https://gizmodo.com/julian-assanges-...ass-1821973035

    Good dog UK

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts


Critical Acclaim
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO