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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange retreated Wednesday from his pledge to accept extradition to the U.S. if Chelsea Manning was granted clemency, arguing via his lawyers that what he was really asking for was an immediate pardon for the ex-Army analyst.
Last week, WikiLeaks posted on Twitter that if President Obama granted Chelsea Manning clemency, its founder, Assange would agree to be extradited to the U.S.
"If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ case," WikiLeaks said, apparently referring to the U.S. Department of Justice's continuing investigation into the radical transparency website.
But when Obama granted clemency to Manning on Tuesday, setting a May release date that lops almost 30 years off her sentence, Assange's lawyers said it wasn't enough.
Parts 1 and 2 deal with "category 1" and "category 2" territories respectively. While it is not mentioned in the Act, category 1 territories are all other member states of the European Union and Part 1 of the Act is the United Kingdom's implementation of the European Arrest Warrant framework decision.
Part 2 of the Act is concerned with extradition to all other countries which have an extradition treaty with the United Kingdom.
Part 3 deals with issuing European Arrest Warrants from the UK and extradition requests.
Part 4 regulates powers of arrest, search and seizure regarding individuals subject to European Arrest Warrants and extradition warrants. Part 5 contains miscellaneous provisions including extradition to and from British overseas territories.
originally posted by: Raggedyman
Nothing wrong with changing your mind if you are not sure of the situation
I recon he has had some advice from trusted people
Wise, it's not a game