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Wed May 3, 2017, 08:27 PM

Assange demands Sweden drop arrest warrant

Source: AFP

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a new motion in Sweden Wednesday calling for a European arrest warrant over rape allegations to be dropped, after the United States said it was seeking to arrest him, his lawyer said.

The 45-year-old Australian denies the accusations in Sweden that date back to 2010, which he fears will see him extradited to the United States.

He has been holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 and risks being arrested by British police as soon as he steps out of the building.

His Swedish lawyer Per Samuelsson said the new motion was filed because US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in April that arresting Assange would be "a priority".

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/assange-demands-sweden-drop-arrest-warrant-085736747.html



The Ecuadoreans must be getting mighty sick of ol' Julian hanging out in the embassy.

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Zorro May 2017 OP
George II May 2017 #1
Zorro May 2017 #3
rurallib May 2017 #4
freddyvh May 2017 #2
SunSeeker May 2017 #5
JI7 May 2017 #6
rockfordfile May 2017 #9
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2017 #7
Jake Stern May 2017 #8

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed May 3, 2017, 08:31 PM

1. Especially once trump, who Assange helped get elected, starts screwing with Ecuador.

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Response to George II (Reply #1)

Wed May 3, 2017, 08:34 PM

3. Ironic, isn't it?

Julian was all in for Trump, now the administration wants to haul him in.

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Response to Zorro (Reply #3)

Wed May 3, 2017, 08:36 PM

4. Ironic, but the Trumpies probably look at it as

removing some potentially damaging evidence.
No wonder it is a priority.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed May 3, 2017, 08:33 PM

2. hmm

 

he can 'demand' all he wants
that won't change anything

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed May 3, 2017, 08:38 PM

5. Assange can go fuck himself.

He has already fucked us.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed May 3, 2017, 08:38 PM

6. rapist scum

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Response to JI7 (Reply #6)

Wed May 3, 2017, 10:18 PM

9. It seems that way

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed May 3, 2017, 08:40 PM

7. Oh fuck off Assange

Be an adult and face the consequences of your actions.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed May 3, 2017, 10:06 PM

8. He had his chance to go to Sweden and have his day in court

If convicted he would have spent a year or two in prison and, considering Sweden's substantial human rights laws, might have avoided extradition to the US based on the idea that the potential sentence under the Espionage Act would be too harsh.

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