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WikiLeaks founder Assange wins right to appeal against extradition order to U.S.

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Without his work, the world won't know "collateral" victim happened during the war. So far even after publication, those personnel who actually did that still walk freely without any accountability.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/15/all-lies-how-the-us-military-covered-up-gunning-down-two-journalists-in-iraq

https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2010/1022/Five-bombshells-from-WikiLeaks-Iraq-war-documents/Grisly-deaths-of-innocent-civilians

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Other things, such as Guantanamo prisoners treatment also being revealed. Those prisoners being there not necessarily because they guilty, sometimes because they were being sold by corrupt Afghani warlord.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/04/11/julian-assange-six-wikileaks-most-memorable-revelations/3434371002/

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Without his work, the world won't know "collateral" victim happened during the war. So far even after publication, those personnel who actually did that still walk freely without any accountability.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jun/15/all-lies-how-the-us-military-covered-up-gunning-down-two-journalists-in-iraq

https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2010/1022/Five-bombshells-from-WikiLeaks-Iraq-war-documents/Grisly-deaths-of-innocent-civilians

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Other things, such as Guantanamo prisoners treatment also being revealed. Those prisoners being there not necessarily because they guilty, sometimes because they were being sold by corrupt Afghani warlord.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/04/11/julian-assange-six-wikileaks-most-memorable-revelations/3434371002/

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Fantastic!

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People like Mr. Assange is what keeps the heart beats of Democracy ticking.

As many have said "Democracy DIES in Darkness."

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Great news..

Assange keep fighting for freedom..

Like it or not he is a hero who show to the world the dirty rotten pots of US in Irak and Afghanistan wars..

FREE ASSANGE!!!..

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Yay, more free jail time. I do hope Belmarsh is everything he thought it could be.

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Assange is a hero of the truth

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@woody lee: "Democracy DIES in Darkness."

"Democracy dies in darkness" is a motto used by the Washington Post, a media outlet hated by the Z's, Q's, GOP's among others in the globe's far right pushing totalitarianism and anti-democracy measures. In this case I support the Washington Post motto, while at the same time understanding that Rupert Murdoch, the Kremlin, the CCP, the GOP, the KKK and their ilk need to have the right to print opinions, even though often their opinions are based largely on conspiracy theories, flat lies and myths.

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Assange is a hero of the truth

Damn right, and that's why they want to kill him

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IGU_7alJ80

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Excellent! Thanks to him world has proofs of US army exactions.

Keep fighting!

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He should be released on bail pending his appeal.

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wallaceToday 10:18 am JST

He should be released on bail pending his appeal.

Given his record of fleeing court appearances?

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Imagine if Daniel ellsberg of the pentagon papers (vietnam) were treated like this.

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桜川雪Today 10:43 am JST

Imagine if Daniel ellsberg of the pentagon papers (vietnam) were treated like this.

He was scheduled for trial but the Feds messed up the evidence against him big time. In any event, Ellsberg leaked one document. How many hundreds of thousands of times should the penalty be multiplied for for Assange?

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guy is real hero

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guy is real hero

Absolutely.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a fraud, a hero to the belief that a person can betray a free democratic global community to an enemy, in the pretence he is protecting first amendment, freedom of speech.

Assange ego and vanity, his cynical manipulation then betrayal of former US army intelligence analyst and Chelsea Manning has not bounds.

Hundreds of thousands of classified US military files, putting soldiers, Intelligence service operatives, at risk of torture and execution.

To then hide behind the European Convention on Human Rights is the final insult.

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Hundreds of thousands of classified US military files, putting soldiers, Intelligence service operatives, at risk of torture and execution.

dont commit war crimes

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ChabbawangaToday 03:06 pm JST

Hundreds of thousands of classified US military files, putting soldiers, Intelligence service operatives, at risk of torture and execution.

dont commit war crimes

Not everyone leaked by Assange was implicated in war crimes. The fool is incompetant in addition to being a criminal.

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Hundreds of thousands of classified US military files, putting soldiers, Intelligence service operatives, at risk of torture and execution.

Did he actually publish that data openly without redacting the names of individuals? My memory is hazy, but was it not that he made an encrypted version of the files available, then gave the passcode to some people who then released the data? The link below from 2011 touches on this:

https://www.theregister.com/2011/08/30/wikileaks_leak_row/

Either way, I don't think he should be extradited. If what he did was illegal under UK law, then he should be tried in a UK court.

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albaleoToday 03:56 pm JST

Either way, I don't think he should be extradited. If what he did was illegal under UK law, then he should be tried in a UK court.

The extradition treaty is there specifically for crimes committed against another country and you don't have to be in that other country to commit a crime these days.

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Chabbawanga

Hundreds of thousands of classified US military files, putting soldiers, Intelligence service operatives, at risk of torture and execution.

dont commit war crimes

The Intelligence service operatives who were put in risk did not commit war crimes.

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The NYT and other media organisations worked with JA to publish information that was in the public interest.

They are not being prosecuted.

It's a huge lie that people were put at risk.

The US was covering up its extensive record of war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. The is a fact. Ruthless mass killings, gunning down of journalists, rapes and all many of crimes many of which children were victims.

JA blew the whistle on this this and that is his "crime".

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The extradition treaty is there specifically for crimes committed against another country

Not quite. The extradition treaty between the US and UK covers acts committed in the UK that are illegal in the US. They are not necessarily committed "against" the US. Either way, I think he should be tried in the UK if the crime was committed there.

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albaleo,

I think we both doubt that Julian Assange will ever be extradited, not whilst the UK is a signatory of the European Convention on Human Rights.

I am not fully conversant with the history, I have huge respect for the men and women that protect us from tyranny.

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JJEToday 04:39 pm JST

The US was covering up its extensive record of war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. The is a fact. Ruthless mass killings, gunning down of journalists, rapes and all many of crimes many of which children were victims.

Almost makes you long for the good old days when that was the worsting thing a major military power had done, huh? I'd say that changed circa 2022.

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albaleoToday 04:40 pm JST

The extradition treaty is there specifically for crimes committed against another country

Not quite. The extradition treaty between the US and UK covers acts committed in the UK that are illegal in the US. They are not necessarily committed "against" the US.

With regard to offenses committed outside the territory of

the Requesting State, Article 2(4) provides that extradition

shall be granted in accordance with the provisions of the

Treaty if the laws in the Requested State provide for the

punishment of such conduct committed outside its territory in

similar circumstances. If the laws in the Requested State do

not provide for the punishment of such conduct committed

outside of its territory in similar circumstances, the

executive authority of the Requested State, in its discretion,

may grant extradition provided that all other requirements of

the Treaty are met.

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The UK government's sadistic treatment of Julian Assange who exposed US government war crimes (unpunished) has been a textbook case of injustice based on hypocritical double standards, the MO of all frightened government officials desperate to dodge the bullet of accountability. This same pattern of lawlessness has now after decades of cover-ups finally come to light in the biggest scandal in the history of the NHS: the deliberate sale and purchase of contaminated blood products that cost the lives of many thousands. These unscrupulous are beyond the pale and the reach of the law to boot.

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JJE

The US was covering up its extensive record of war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. The is a fact.

I'm not say he didn't. He did some good work.

It's a huge lie that people were put at risk.

No it isn't. Julian Assange was reckless with data that disclosed combat strategy imperilled the lives of thousands of troops.

Hundreds of vulnerable foreign nationals who risked their lives providing information to the U.S. and its allies in Iraq and Afghanistan, in China, Iran and Syria, their names never excised from the exposed material.

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