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singlecoil

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20,137 posts

131 months

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Wednesday 30th May 2012 quote quote all
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18260914


"Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has lost his Supreme Court fight against extradition to Sweden to face accusations of sex offences.

The judgement was reached by a majority of five to two, the court's president, Lord Phillips, told the hearing.

Mr Assange's lawyers had asked the UK's highest court to block his removal, arguing that a European arrest warrant issued against him was "invalid".

But the court ruled the extradition request had been "lawfully made". "


Sheets Tabuer

12,259 posts

100 months

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Did I hear it correctly? The judge said if we take the English meaning of lawful institution it means a court or judge however if we take the French meaning it means any official body so we'll use their meaning and rule the extradition is lawful.

AndrewW-G

11,968 posts

102 months

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Not surprised at this, with any luck, he'll be in solitary in the US, by the end of June

Blib

26,878 posts

82 months

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According to the BBC, the judges used a point of law not argued in court to decide their case. A lawyer for Assange jumped up to ask for 14 days to appeal, rather than seven and this was agreed.

As Joshua Rosenberg said, "There's a long way to go".

MikeGTi

1,508 posts

86 months

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AndrewW-G said:
Not surprised at this, with any luck, he'll be in solitary in the US, by the end of June
Here's hoping.
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Jasandjules

50,923 posts

114 months

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AndrewW-G said:
Not surprised at this, with any luck, he'll be in solitary in the US, by the end of June
Why?

MrAdaam

969 posts

51 months

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It'd be interesting to see what information he still has close to his chest that he could release. I imagine more damaging than anything, however interesting this might be.

Of course, he could have nothing at all.

Asterix

20,504 posts

113 months

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Jasandjules said:
AndrewW-G said:
Not surprised at this, with any luck, he'll be in solitary in the US, by the end of June
Why?
Yeah, why?

essayer

2,168 posts

79 months

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Full text for those interested ..
http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKSC/2012/22.html

Oakey

16,460 posts

101 months

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Asterix said:
Jasandjules said:
AndrewW-G said:
Not surprised at this, with any luck, he'll be in solitary in the US, by the end of June
Why?
Yeah, why?
Clearly 'nothing to hide, nothing to fear' is something that only us peasants have to abide by.

Halb

23,280 posts

68 months

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MrAdaam said:
It'd be interesting to see what information he still has close to his chest that he could release. I imagine more damaging than anything, however interesting this might be.

Of course, he could have nothing at all.
Fiat justitia ruat caelum.

AndrewW-G

11,968 posts

102 months

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Asterix said:
Jasandjules said:
AndrewW-G said:
Not surprised at this, with any luck, he'll be in solitary in the US, by the end of June
Why?
Yeah, why?
Assange and Wikileaks, like to put themselves forward in the press, as some sort of force for the greater good, seeking out truth and justice that has been hidden from the general public. . . . .Having met him, I can happily state that in my opinion he is a complete and utter sleaze, with similar morals to T.Blair and his sole interest isn't seeking truth, but is actually seeking fame, wealth and riches for J.Assange

XCP

12,216 posts

113 months

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Sheets Tabuer said:
Did I hear it correctly? The judge said if we take the English meaning of lawful institution it means a court or judge however if we take the French meaning it means any official body so we'll use their meaning and rule the extradition is lawful.
Apparently it all hangs on the translation from the original French.
Why don't the Swedes just issue another warrant and avoid all this nonsense??

Asterix

20,504 posts

113 months

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AndrewW-G said:
Asterix said:
Jasandjules said:
AndrewW-G said:
Not surprised at this, with any luck, he'll be in solitary in the US, by the end of June
Why?
Yeah, why?
Assange and Wikileaks, like to put themselves forward in the press, as some sort of force for the greater good, seeking out truth and justice that has been hidden from the general public. . . . .Having met him, I can happily state that in my opinion he is a complete and utter sleaze, with similar morals to T.Blair and his sole interest isn't seeking truth, but is actually seeking fame, wealth and riches for J.Assange
Fair enough but seeking fame and being a sleaze isn't illegal last time I looked (thank god hehe) and unless he's ruined a country, I don't think it fair to compare him to that utter Blair.

Also, if there is nothing to hide then there is nothing to fear... are we assuming he'll have a fair trial?

Marf

22,907 posts

126 months

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AndrewW-G said:
Asterix said:
Jasandjules said:
AndrewW-G said:
Not surprised at this, with any luck, he'll be in solitary in the US, by the end of June
Why?
Yeah, why?
Assange and Wikileaks, like to put themselves forward in the press, as some sort of force for the greater good, seeking out truth and justice that has been hidden from the general public. . . . .Having met him, I can happily state that in my opinion he is a complete and utter sleaze, with similar morals to T.Blair and his sole interest isn't seeking truth, but is actually seeking fame, wealth and riches for J.Assange
By that rationale most public figures should be rotting in solitary in the US.

In fact screw it, I wanna kill anyone who looks at me cockeyed. Seems reasonable.



Edited by Marf on Wednesday 30th May 13:41

steviegunn

936 posts

69 months

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He should get Jordan to try and extradite him, guaranteed to stay in the UK then.

Jasandjules

50,923 posts

114 months

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AndrewW-G said:
Assange and Wikileaks, like to put themselves forward in the press, as some sort of force for the greater good, seeking out truth and justice that has been hidden from the general public. . . . .Having met him, I can happily state that in my opinion he is a complete and utter sleaze, with similar morals to T.Blair and his sole interest isn't seeking truth, but is actually seeking fame, wealth and riches for J.Assange
I see.

So having self interest is not sufficient to require extradition? How odd that you equate that to destroying a country and taking us to war unlawfully.

Halb

23,280 posts

68 months

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Marf said:
By that rationale most public figures should be rotting in solitary in the US.
In fact screw it, I wanna kill anyone who looks at me cockeyed. Seems reasonable.
*studiously avoids eye contact with Marf...*

Marf

22,907 posts

126 months

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You can look at the floor all you want Halb, your card's already marked! wink

miniman

17,038 posts

147 months

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Currently seeking asylum at the Ecuador embassy in London. Seems to me that if you make a living for yourself the way he has, legging it to Ecuador is a pretty shoddy exit strategy.
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