posted on Aug, 16 2012 @ 05:20 AM
Originally posted by FFS4000
This is so wrong on so many levels, if we go in we are technically invading another country.
No, it isn't at all. The Embassy remains British territory at all times.
And you can bang on about being ashamed to be British all you want, but we're simply just following the law regarding his arrest. The Swedes issued
the arrest warrant for an offence committed in their country, we are simply responding to said request. If we didn't, it throws the whole extradition
system in Europe into doubt. I know it is fashionable to assume Assange is innocent, but if he was then surely it should be a simple case of proving
it. He could never be deported from Sweden to the US anyway, as the European Convention on Human Rights would prevent it, as he would be facing a
possible death sentence or unfair trial.
As it stands, he has done a runner while on bail and not only abandoned those who supported him while fighting extradition, but also brought the
Embassy itself into disrepute. The international convention dictating such things as Embassies is quite clear, Diplomats must
respect the host
countries law. They may be immune from prosecution, but that doesn't mean they can break the law, which is what they are doing by assisting an
offender. As a result, they can all be declared PNG and the embassy have it's privileges removed.