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originally posted by: namehere
if he was American and only leaked what he did to the American public then I'd see no issue and neither would the US federal government i'd imagine but he was a foreigner and he exposed it to the whole world with the explicit intention to hinder American military, economy and diplomatic actions by tipping off our rivals and enemies, and he succeeded in what he did, costing who know how much money and lives, all because he believed himself some moral paragon hero destined to protect humanity. he did what enemies would do and is lucky its not the 60's or prison would be the least of his worries.
originally posted by: paraphi
originally posted by: andy06shake
Canny understand why we are giving them Assange when we would not give them McKinnon.
The Home Secretary of the time (a certain Theresa May) said McKinnon was too ill, and cited his human rights, which would be compromised because of his illness.
Assange has another appeal to lodge, so the legal process is not yet complete. Then it will be up to the Home Secretary (currently Patel) to confirm, or reject Assange's extradition.
Extradition to the US is often unsuccessful, so it's not a dead cert he'll be "on his way".
Assange: The Masks are Crumbling This ruling also comes on UN Human Rights Day.
This ruling comes on the same day two journalists formally received the Nobel Peace Prizes they’d been awarded and demanded protections for journalists in their acceptance speeches.
This ruling comes as the U.S. government pledges hundreds of millions of dollars in support for “independent media” around the world in coordination with British state media.
This ruling comes after it was revealed that the C.I.A. drew up plans to kidnap and assassinate Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy after the 2017 Vault 7 releases embarrassed the agency.
This ruling comes after it was revealed that C.I.A. proxies spied on Assange and his lawyers at the Ecuadorian embassy, thereby making a fair trial in the United States impossible.
This ruling comes after it was revealed that the U.S. prosecution relied on false testimony from a diagnosed sociopath and convicted child molester.
99. For those reasons we reject Grounds 1, 3 and 4, but allow the appeal on Grounds 2 and 5. We accordingly quash the order discharging Mr Assange....