Friday, 16 November 2018

US 'preparing indictment against Julian Assange' of WikiLeaks

quote [ In the filing, Mr Dwyer says documents should remain sealed because "due to the sophistication of the defendant and the publicity surrounding the case, no other procedure is likely to keep confidential the fact that Assange has been charged".

The documents "would need to remain sealed until Assange is arrested in connection with the charges in the criminal complaint and can therefore no longer evade or avoid arrest and extradition in this matter", Mr Dwyer goes on to say.

The US media reports say US officials are increasingly confident that Mr Assange will be detained and face charges in the US. ]

Whether you like him or not, there's no way he would get a fair trial in the US.
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[by foobar@5:10pmGMT]


mwooody said @ 2:41am GMT on 17th Nov [Score:1 Insightful]
So anyone who acts against a country should not be eligible to be tried by said country, because they automatically can't get a fair trial?

Assange pretended to champion an absolute and instead selectively chose what and when to publish leaked information in a personal campaign against those who he felt had personally wronged him or differed from his political views. That is a violation of the trust placed in him by those risking prison or even death to leak information.

If you want a hero in a fight against coverups and misinformation, someone who risked death to bring light to an injustice, try someone like Chelsea Manning. Assange is just some asshole with a website who betrayed those he promised to support. Fuck him.
foobar said @ 5:24pm GMT on 20th Nov
Should China be able to charge people in the US who help subvert the great firewall? No, countries should not be able to persecute people who act beyond their jurisdiction.
midden said @ 1:48am GMT on 18th Nov
I feel pretty confident I could be a fair juror in his trial, and I'm quite sure there are many millions like me in this country.
foobar said @ 5:23pm GMT on 20th Nov
Everything he's accused of happened outside the borders of the US, so no, you couldn't.
midden said[1] @ 10:31pm GMT on 20th Nov
As I understand it, yes, I could. Only US citizens are eligible to serve as jurors in a US trail, even if to say, "Nope, not guilty, because no crimes were committed within the jurisdiction of US law. You are free to go. Have a nice day." That's exactly part of what juries are for.
bbqkink said @ 7:21pm GMT on 17th Nov [Score:-1 Troll]
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