Police [don't] invade Equadorian embassy [yet].

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Post by Joe » Fri May 19, 2017 2:16 pm

Charges dropped :doh:

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Post by Rover the Top » Fri May 19, 2017 2:41 pm

Joe wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 2:16 pm
Charges dropped :doh:
You mean arrest warrant dropped because of the impasse created by him hiding away in the Ecuadorian embassy, making it impossible for the Swedish police to extradite and formally charge him. The allegation still stands against him and if he goes back to Sweden before 2020, the investigation will restart.

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Post by mrblackbat » Fri May 19, 2017 2:55 pm

I bet he still stays hiding in the Ecuadorian Embassy....

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Post by Rover the Top » Fri May 19, 2017 3:19 pm

mrblackbat wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 2:55 pm
I bet he still stays hiding in the Ecuadorian Embassy....
He's still facing a charge for running off in the first place. So of course he'll stay in hiding, making hollow complaints about injustice because he's not been charged when he knows full well that that's because he intentionally fled from the process that would see him charged.

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Post by Joe » Fri May 19, 2017 3:33 pm

Rover the Top wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 2:41 pm
Joe wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 2:16 pm
Charges dropped :doh:
You mean arrest warrant dropped because of the impasse created by him hiding away in the Ecuadorian embassy, making it impossible for the Swedish police to extradite and formally charge him. The allegation still stands against him and if he goes back to Sweden before 2020, the investigation will restart.

Yeah

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Post by mrblackbat » Fri May 19, 2017 8:29 pm

Rover the Top wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 3:19 pm
mrblackbat wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 2:55 pm
I bet he still stays hiding in the Ecuadorian Embassy....
He's still facing a charge for running off in the first place. So of course he'll stay in hiding, making hollow complaints about injustice because he's not been charged when he knows full well that that's because he intentionally fled from the process that would see him charged.
Indeed, any claim he has about being incarcerated are entirely his own doing.

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Post by mrblackbat » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:08 pm

Ecuador set to revoke Assange's asylum.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news ... als-report

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Post by Rover the Top » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:48 am

Assange has finally been arrested today.

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Post by theadore » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:04 pm

Huzzah... now all the US need to do is not try and extradite him immediately and therefore justify his ridiculous evasion of justice for the last 7 years... oh... right.

:doh:

Do we think that Assange was ready to leave months ago, but wanted to grow a big beard so he looked like a released hostage?

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Post by Rover the Top » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:35 am

I think the Americans were always going to try to extradite him, what was in question was if that would happen direct from the UK. 7 years ago it wouldn't have happened. Now, I'm not so sure. I'm largely indifferent to it all.

What annoys me about the whole thing is the way it's reported as though the accusations in Sweden were withdrawn. When really, they ran out of time by Swedish law to question him about some allegations, and made one case inactive because they couldn't proceed while he was successfully evading arrest. That final case could be reopened any time before August 2020 (I think), and I read somewhere the alleged victim is pushing for that to happen.

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Post by theadore » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:42 am

I hope that does happen (the swedish case reopening)... in many ways the saddest thing about this for me is how the serious allegations in sweden were lost under the faux civil liberties posturing (and personally - the amount of people i previously respected who seemed to think pioneering journalism is a free pass on responsibility).

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Post by Rover the Top » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:15 pm

Well that's it really - people are giving up their moral compass over him because they like his work. It's possible he's been framed in an elaborate international conspiracy, but it's also conceivable that he's got a genuine case to answer to in Sweden which coincidentally has given the USA a chance to get hold of him. I wouldn't know which is true, but I think he's gone about things the wrong way if he is innocent of the rape allegations. He's imprisoned himself for 7 years whilst giving the UK a concrete reason to convict him, and possibly made his concern about extradition to the USA more likely to be realised. :doh:


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