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UK court says Assange can't be extradited on espionage charges until U.S. rules out death penalty

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By SYLVIA HUI and JILL LAWLESS

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U.S. authorities have promised Assange would not receive capital punishment, but the judges said that "nothing in the existing assurance explicitly prevents the imposition of the death penalty.”

Death penalty is one of feature of US Justice system, along with racial injustice there's no way to escape that.

Also so far no progress who really shoot journalist, no accountability after years, however because of his platform the world know about this.

https://www.cnet.com/tech/tech-industry/wikileaks-releases-video-of-iraq-journalist-shooting/

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Assange should NOT be in prison. He deserves praise, not punishment!

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A journalist might receive the death penalty for exposing US crimes against humanity? The empire reveals its true face daily.

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As journalists in Gaza are targeted by the genocidal IDF and murdered with Yankee bombs....

https://twitter.com/QudsNen/status/1772724827738042635

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It's another sordid episode in which the UK comes out stinking whatever happens to Assange from now. The less said about the hypocritical US the better.

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So ashamed of the Australian govt for laying down on this issue. Assange should have been brought back to Australia years ago!

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Assange did the world a service and this is how he gets treated. Disgusting in this age.

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The invasion of the Middle East was based on a lie touted by Bush and Blair.

Atrocities such as the willful spread of radioactive materials and torture were inconveniently exposed by journalists such as Mr Assange.

The US should be apologizing to the whole world for causing death and destruction that is still ongoing.

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Half the world's press is still printing lies like "forty beheaded babies". We need more people like Assange.

We also need the so-called "left" or "liberals" to support him.

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It is those hypocrites and war criminals sitting in judgment of a man who exposed the war crimes of Western terrorist states who should be in jail. The absurdly draconian punishments meted out to those who defy authority in the US are way "over the top". Even the Russians don't make fools of themselves handing out sentences up to 175 years. Then there are those lick-spittle British politicians disgusting beyond words, but fortunately Assange can still count on many decent people working to free him from the tentacles of vicious, vindictive apparatchiks.

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Fight Assange!!!..

Never give up!!!..

Free Assange!!!..

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Maybe the US shouldn't respond and continue to get free jail time for Hacker Assange.

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Believe it or not, it doesn't matter. Russia, China, Assange... the West itself is enemy, they can talk about democracy, whatever they talk but they know it's a facade. You know it, I know it. They love to hate Russia and everyone else to portray them as the enemy, but know this. Assange is not a traitor, he is a whistle-blower, and accountable person who revealed the crap the US and UK did under their pretentiousness. In the Chernobyl series, Legalov was right. For every lie you tell, it is indebted to the truth until it will be paid. It's ironic this is stated for the Soviet Union, but in doing so- it shows hypocrisy. The West in itself has made so many lies, until their own citizens believe in those lies. They've built a nation under a technological marvel, that compared to other nations, everything is a continuous lie. They want to destroy everything else under the pretense of democracy till there's only one power, which is them. I shudder to think of a world where China and Russia and the opposition that holds the West accountable are no longer here. There's a saying that is true however. There are no real allies, and no false enemies.

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If he was cavalier with his wiki leaks information dump and put some informants at risk then, He should face some consequences for not doing due reporting diligence. However if it is just and only just about the shooting of unarmed civilians then that shouldn’t be alllwed. We have seen journalists blow the whistle in the US before, Clinton, Nixon,mistakes in Afghanistan and Iraq. I think there is more to this than just the Apache incident. Anyway the US will not give him the death penalty, the original whistle blower did his/her time and wasn’t given the death penalty. Yes he might have done some good on blowing the whistle on something but did he also do something that cost someone else’s life.

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I shudder to think of a world where China and Russia and the opposition that holds the West accountable are no longer here.

Aaah, you were doing ok until this point. China? Russia? Those sticklers for the truth (with Chinese and fascist characteristics)?

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The filthy behaviour of the American authorities is disgraceful, shameless and hypocritical. By contrast the FSB operates above board and not in gutter.

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If he was cavalier with his wiki leaks information dump and put some informants at risk then, He should face some consequences for not doing due reporting diligence. However if it is just and only just about the shooting of unarmed civilians then that shouldn’t be extradited. We have seen journalists blow the whistle in the US before, Clinton, Nixon,mistakes in Afghanistan and Iraq. I think there is more to this than just the Apache incident. Anyway the US will not give him the death penalty, that’s for sure. The original whistle blower did his/her time and wasn’t given the death penalty either. Yes he might have done some good on blowing the whistle on something but did he also do something that cost someone else’s life. Did he do due diligence or did he just do a massive info dump and to heck with the consequences?

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