Great Britain Rejects Extradition Appeal of Wikileaks' Julian Assange

An appeals court in Great Britain has refused to invalidate Sweden's extradition warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. He now has two weeks to appeal to the country's highest court.

Here is the ruling.

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    About time. (none / 0) (#1)
    by Gerald USN Ret on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 09:31:44 PM EST
    About time Assange was brought before the bar of justice.

    Need I point out (5.00 / 2) (#2)
    by Jeralyn on Thu Nov 03, 2011 at 01:49:28 AM EST
    your view is not shared by this site? Since yours is the only comment, I will so no one thinks we agree with you.

    That is not logical Jeralyn. (none / 0) (#3)
    by Gerald USN Ret on Thu Nov 03, 2011 at 08:06:31 PM EST
    Below and above this comment people are agreeing and disagreeing with each other and posting the same, rather vigorously in many cases.

    Yes you disagree with me.  Sure.  But you speak of the site as not sharing my views.  Where are their comments?

    It could be that no one here cares about Mr Assange, or it may be that other people on the site are uneasy about defending him on the sexual abuse charges, or it could be something else.

    It comes down to this.

    Why didn't you just say that you, Jeralyn E Merritt, disagree with me?

    Why did you have to resort to invoking "this site" or is it just that "this site" in this case is only Jeralyn E. Merritt.

    I can accept the fact that you differ.


    I expect she didn't say that (5.00 / 0) (#7)
    by sj on Fri Nov 04, 2011 at 10:29:30 AM EST
    because it is her site.  She is not just any old commenter, she is the proprietress.  She is the site and does not share your views.  Have you not noticed that BTD always ends with "Speaking for me only."?

    It's not hard to understand if you don't feel entitled.


    Mary Ann Wright (none / 0) (#4)
    by Edger on Thu Nov 03, 2011 at 08:19:53 PM EST
    Mary Ann Wright is a former United States Army colonel and retired official of the U.S. State Department, known for her outspoken opposition to the Iraq War. She is most noted for having been one of three State Department officials to publicly resign in direct protest of the March 2003 invasion of Iraq. (wikipedia)

    "We were told as diplomats, 'Don't ever put anything in a cable you wouldn't want on the front page of a newspaper.' It shows that they're a lot of arrogant people, that the system itself wasn't checking itself," says Wright of the latest documents released from WikiLeaks.

    Meanwhile, several of the diplomatic cables released depict possibly illegal actions by the U.S. government, and Wright notes that the chances of anyone being held accountable are slim.

    Ann Wright joined Laura Flanders of GritTV to discuss the latest releases from WikiLeaks, what they tell us about the U.S. Government and Defense and State departments, and what should happen, but probably won't, to the people implicated therein.

    -- video interview

    Show the U.S. Government and the world that you support WikiLeaks, integrity, honesty and information transparency, and that you expect the U.S. Government to deal honestly with the issues raised by WikiLeaks releases.

    Embed the WikiLeaks logo on your blog or site linking to this list of WikiLeaks mirror sites, to help a bit with pressuring the U.S. Administration to back off on Julian Assange and deal with the issues he raises rather than the man.

    Welcome aboard Mary. (none / 0) (#5)
    by Gerald USN Ret on Fri Nov 04, 2011 at 01:39:25 AM EST
    I accept that you were against the Iraq War.

    me too

    I accept you think there are arrogant stupid people in government.

    me too

    Now what is your opinion on my comment that it was high time that Mr Assange be brought before the bar of Justice on the sexual charges back in Sweden?

    Or does he get a bye like those officials in the US government that you mentioned?


    I'd recommend (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by Edger on Fri Nov 04, 2011 at 04:22:47 AM EST
    that you should not have sex in Sweden, soldier.

    Apparently having consensual sex in Sweden without a condom is punishable by a term of imprisonment of a minimum of two years for rape. That is the basis for a reinstitution of rape charges against WikiLeaks figurehead Julian Assange that is destined to make Sweden and its justice system the laughing stock of the world and dramatically damage its reputation as a model of modernity.

    Sweden's Public Prosecutor's Office was embarrassed in August this year when it leaked to the media that it was seeking to arrest Assange for rape, then on the same day withdrew the arrest warrant because in its own words there was "no evidence". The damage to Assange's reputation is incalculable. More than three quarters of internet references to his name refer to rape. Now, three months on and three prosecutors later, the Swedes seem to be clear on their basis to proceed. Consensual sex that started out with a condom ended up without one, ergo, the sex was not consensual.


    The women here are near to and over 30 and have international experience, some of it working in Swedish government embassies. There is no suggestion of drugs nor identity concealment. Far from it. Both women boasted of their celebrity connection to Assange after the events that they would now see him destroyed for.

    That further evidence hasn't been confected to make the charges less absurd does Sweden no credit because it has no choice in the matter. The phenomena of social networking through the internet and mobile phones constrains Swedish authorities from augmenting the evidence against Assange because it would look even less credible in the face of tweets by Anna Ardin and SMS texts by Sofia Wilén boasting of their respective conquests after the "crimes".

    Now, about the war crimes of the US Government and it's former and current officials revealed by State Department cables released by WikiLeaks?


    Dear Great God of Over Pontification! (none / 0) (#8)
    by Gerald USN Ret on Fri Nov 04, 2011 at 05:11:29 PM EST
    You have beat me down.

    By the way, "Site," when people continually avoid answering directly and simply a direct comment or question, the issue becomes strikingly clear.

    Mr Assange embarrasses you!

    That is actually in your favor.  Congratulations.

    Lol (none / 0) (#9)
    by Edger on Sun Nov 06, 2011 at 04:54:13 PM EST