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Fri May 19, 2017, 06:05 AM

Sweden drops rape charge against Julian Assange

Swedish officials have reportedly decided to drop a rape charge against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has lived in Ecuador's London since 2012 in an effort to avoid extradition.

Marianne Ny, Sweden's director of public prosecutions, announced the end of the investigation in a brief post on her department's website. A second allegation of sexual assault was dropped in Sweden in 2015.

Indeed after Friday's news, WikiLeaks tweeted that the "focus now moves to the UK" which has "refused to confirm or deny whether it has already received a US extradition warrant for Julian Assange."

http://thehill.com/policy/technology/334184-sweden-drops-rape-charge-against-julian-assange?amp

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Reply Sweden drops rape charge against Julian Assange (Original post)
bernt-toast May 19 OP
TM999 May 19 #1
rampartb May 19 #2
TM999 May 19 #3
rampartb May 19 #5
Banshee 3 Actual May 19 #4
TM999 May 19 #6
Banshee 3 Actual May 19 #9
TM999 May 19 #11
Banshee 3 Actual May 19 #12
TM999 May 19 #13
Immacolata May 19 #7
Banshee 3 Actual May 19 #10
outside May 19 #8

Response to bernt-toast (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:16 AM

1. The US and the UK need to drop whatever game they are playing right now as well.

Of course Sweden dropped these bogus charges. Wikileaks is beneficial to us all because it is non-partisan and beyond nationalities. It supports truth above all else. And when our governments refuse to be transparent that is when we need organizations like Wikileaks and courageous men like Assange.

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Response to TM999 (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:44 AM

2. +1

if assange leaves that embassy he will be killed.

i don't think manning will last long either.

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Response to rampartb (Reply #2)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:45 AM

3. I predict Mannings' death by suicide

in the next six months, tops. I would love to be wrong, but this is my prediction for now.

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Response to TM999 (Reply #3)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:17 AM

5. suicide would work

the murder of trans is common and not often investigated closely.

either way, the case will be closed quickly and life will go on .....

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Response to TM999 (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:55 AM

4. Assange Jumped Bail- a Crime in the UK no matter if Sweden Dropped charges

People lost the money they put up for his bail because of his actions

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #4)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:55 AM

6. I seriously doubt this is just about 'jumping bail'.

But now that the official charges are dropped, I am sure a reasonable UK prosecuter would work out a mild solution to the situation so he can leave the embassy. But I think most folks know that this is just an attempt to help the US extradite Assange for leaks.

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Response to TM999 (Reply #6)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:33 PM

9. Has Assange been charged in the USA with ANY crime? not that I heard of

So pretty doubtful he would be extradited for a crime he wasnt indicted for

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #9)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:20 PM

11. You should read up then.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-19426382

Despite the US not having made an extradition request, US Attorney General Eric Holder has previously said American officials were pursuing a "very serious criminal investigation" into the matter.

http://www.alternet.org/rss/breaking_news/1003054/does_the_us_have_a_case_against_julian_assange

http://www.newsweek.com/julian-assange-stay-ecuadorian-embassy-612175

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Response to TM999 (Reply #11)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:25 PM

12. Yet Again I fail to see an INDICTMENT....

You cant extradite someone who isnt charged with a crime under US law

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #12)

Fri May 19, 2017, 07:45 PM

13. Really, that is irrelevant.

An arrest warrant or criminal complaint or an indictment is all that is needed to force extradition with a country like the UK which we have a treaty with. So a complaint alone is sufficient.

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Response to TM999 (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:19 PM

7. Oh, yes, Wikileaks is completely neutral.

The way they exposed all those Republican secrets and Russian secrets...oh, wait.

Wikileaks' credibility went to shit when they proved how one sided they were. Clinton's team weren't the only ones with dirt in their corners.

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Response to Immacolata (Reply #7)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:38 PM

10. You DU'ers loved Wikileaks when it was goring Bush 43

funny how y'all conveniently forgot that when they were exposing GITMO and Sarah Palins Emails, Norm Coleman, the "Murder in Baghdad'' video and docs, yep DU you loved you some Assange then and some Greenwald too.

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Response to bernt-toast (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:32 PM

8. If Julian Assange has proof

that WikiLeaks e-mail info came Seth Rich and not the Russians President Trump is in the clear of that mess.

Julian Assange will get a get out of jail free card and a free membership at Mar-a-Lago.

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