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Originally posted by Alfie1
Well actually the UK does :-
(a) The UK, along with most of the world, does not recognise diplomatic asylum .
(b) Even if the UK did it is not intended to assist fugitives from justice.
(c) The UK, as a fellow member of the European Union, is obliged to act on the European Arrest Warrant issued by Sweden who want Assange in connection with sexual offences.
(d) Assange has committed offences in the UK by failing to adhere to his bail conditions and refusing to surrender to the police.
Originally posted by benrl
Ladies and gentlemen. The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society. And we are as a people, inherently and historically, opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago, that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweigh the dangers which are are cited to justify it.
Even today, there is little value in opposing the thread of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in assuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning
What have we allowed our country to become...
Originally posted by goldcoin
Except that we pay the government in taxes to do what they do, and when we find that they are conducting illegal and inhumane activity...it makes us the criminal? I don't think so, Julian Assange is the bravest man in the room for exposing their corruption.
Sweeden is being pressured into bringing Assange in, they have dropped the charge and then mysteriously picked it back up again...hmm I wonder if the US had anything to do with that. Not to mention that they claim they just want to question him, which legally they can in the UK as well...so why not?
Originally posted by vkey08
Originally posted by TheJourney
Wait..releasing corrupt things the government does to the public is like rape?? Did I read that right??
No you did not read it right.. The extradition request from Sweden is ONLY about the two girls that are pressing charges, it's not about Wikileaks, it's not about Bradley Manning, it's not about conspiracies to extradite to the US, it's ONLY about those girls...
That's is what was being said..