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1 month ago - Thursday 4/11/19 - 6:11:18 AM EST (GMT-5)

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Mr Assange took refuge in the embassy seven years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped.

The Met Police said he was arrested for failing to surrender to the court.

Ecuador's president Lenin Moreno said it withdrew Mr Assange's asylum after his repeated violations to international conventions.

But WikiLeaks tweeted that Ecuador had acted illegally in terminating Mr Assange's political asylum "in violation of international law".

Home Secretary Sajid Javid tweeted: "I can confirm Julian Assange is now in police custody and rightly facing justice in the UK.

"I would like to thank Ecuador for its cooperation & metpoliceuk for its professionalism. No one is above the law."

[url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47891737]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-478917.
1 month ago - Thursday 4/11/19 - 6:12:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
1 month ago - Thursday 4/11/19 - 7:50:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
What a waste of 7 years
1 month ago - Thursday 4/11/19 - 9:33:03 AM EST (GMT-5)

1 month ago - Thursday 4/11/19 - 12:19:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
I bet if he turned himself in right away, he would’ve been free by now.
1 month ago - Thursday 4/11/19 - 12:23:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 4/11/19 - 12:19:58 PM Noldor wrote:
I bet if he turned himself in right away, he would’ve been free by now.

Or vanished in Gitmo ...
1 month ago - Thursday 4/11/19 - 12:24:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
Trump would have pardoned him...
1 month ago - Thursday 4/11/19 - 12:25:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
Chelsea Manning, the one that actually stole the data, was pardoned
1 month ago - Thursday 4/11/19 - 12:36:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 4/11/19 - 12:25:01 PM Noldor wrote:
Chelsea Manning, the one that actually stole the data, was pardoned

No she wasn't. Her sentence was commuted after she served about 7 years, in part because the 35-year sentence she was given was seen as very out of line with what people in similar situations had gotten. Obama was actually quite specific about the fact that he was NOT pardoning her.
1 month ago - Thursday 4/11/19 - 12:37:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
The crucial difference between the two is that a pardon wipes out the conviction, and a commutation just lowers the penalty.
1 month ago - Thursday 4/11/19 - 12:48:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
US are asking for extradition, but not on the ground of spying.
1 month ago - Thursday 4/11/19 - 8:34:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
My first thought was to see what Trump would say. Did not disappoint.
1 month ago - Thursday 4/11/19 - 9:41:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 4/11/19 - 8:34:30 PM Mr Bungle wrote:
My first thought was to see what Trump would say. Did not disappoint.


Did he say anything beyond the ridiculous "I know nothing about WikiLeaks"? Because yeah, somebody made a supercut ages ago of all the times he spoke positively about WikiLeaks during the 2016 campaign.
1 month ago - Thursday 4/11/19 - 9:59:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Reporters are compiling 141 occurrences in the campaign where Trump mentioned Wikileaks.
1 month ago - Friday 4/12/19 - 2:55:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
Not that I've seen. Simply the denial of knowledge was enough to crack me up.

On Thursday 4/11/19 - 9:59:33 PM Abzurd wrote:
Reporters are compiling 141 occurrences in the campaign where Trump mentioned Wikileaks.


Looking forward to that super cut. The recent "bomb shell" ones were great.
1 month ago - Friday 4/12/19 - 9:46:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 4/11/19 - 12:48:33 PM Abzurd wrote:
US are asking for extradition, but not on the ground of spying.


He wasn't a spy. But they are saying he might have helped Manning break into the computer to get the data. If that didn't happen, they don't really have much left to find him guilty of.
1 month ago - Friday 4/12/19 - 12:33:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
I mean, they couldn’t have charged him with anything that might lead to the death penalty, otherwise extradition would have been refused.
1 month ago - Friday 4/12/19 - 12:37:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Espionage is sooooo so so infrequently charged. I mean so infrequently that the list of people ever actually convicted and imprisoned for it would fit under the character limit of one YT post. There was absolutely no chance our government was going to try and charge Assange with that.
1 month ago - Friday 4/12/19 - 1:12:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
Heard on the radio tonight that Chelsea Manning is actually now back in prison for failing to cooperate with a grand jury.
1 month ago - Friday 4/12/19 - 1:21:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
She's been in jail since March.
1 month ago - Friday 4/12/19 - 1:21:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 4/12/19 - 1:12:52 PM Mizu wrote:
Heard on the radio tonight that Chelsea Manning is actually now back in prison for failing to cooperate with a grand jury.


Yes, she has been for about a month, I think. And the way contempt of court works is she will be there until she either testifies, or the grand jury is finished. They also held her in ad seg for about 3-1/2 weeks, which is not exactly solitary confinement, but does involve being confined to your single cell for 22-23 hours a day, every day.



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