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Julian Assange could be handed over to US, supporters claim

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posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 04:34 PM

Sweden is bound by different extradition agreements. It is not meant to grant onwards extradition to a third country without agreement from the extraditing country. But at the same level of the legal hierarchy there is a bilateral treaty between the US and Sweden that allows for extradition without consent from the UK or minimum tests. This is the temporary surrender/conditional release regime - automatic extradition on a loan basis. It is highly likely that the United States will soon request Julian Assange’s extradition from Sweden and this mechanism will be used while Julian Assange is in Swedish custody.


Yes I am more than cabable of looking up stuff on my own. That is not the reason I ask for sources. I ask for sources to explain what in your opinion is in some cases.

posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 06:47 PM
reply to post by PsykoOps

Again the US can send an extradition request to any country we have agreements with, including the UK. Its irrelevant if he is in Sweden or not when we do it.


Because contrary to claims, he is not captured on a battlefield and is therefore not under the jurisdiction of the CIA or the military.

Secondly, the US Supreme Court has made several rulings dealing with the patriot act and kidnapping of foreign nationals.

Third any crimes Assange is covered under is Federal NOT military, so again no military involvement / tribunal or gitmo.

He will not face the death penalty since he has broken no US laws that would qualify him for it.

Why is all of this continually brought up by Assange and his smear, err legal team? Because under EU laws, a country can refuse a valid extradition if the country requesting has the death penalty and intends to seek it for the case.

The CIA prisons and methods used, as well as Gitmo, have pissed Europeans off to no end, and they have every right to be pissed. However, since Assange cannot be a part of any of that mess, again its done to sway public opinion and in reality has absolutely nothing / no bearing on Assanges situation.

Assange is being a whiny little bitch about his problem in Sweden and is doing everything he can to convolute and confuse that case with anything else in hopes of avoiding going back to Sweden.

His entire the US is evil position is based on nothing that has ever or will ever pertain to him.

The reason he chose England? Because he is popular in that country and the UK, since they were involved in Iraq and Afghanistan, has a low public opinion of the US government right now.

His motive are personal and nothing more.

posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 08:08 PM
Or perhaps it's the fact that in Uk at least he would get a hearing before being hauled into US. Also CIA snatching someone from Italy for example is "battlefield"?

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