Persecution of Julian Assange Must End

Zenaan Harkness zen at
Mon Jun 25 18:53:45 PDT 2018

On Sat, Jun 23, 2018 at 08:45:05PM +0100, Ben Tasker wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 23, 2018 at 6:46 PM, Ryan Carboni <ryacko at> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Of course Assange is an Ecuadorian citizen, so if they wanted to, they
> > could have him leave the embassy through temporary diplomatic status,
> > particularly since he isn't accused of any crime by the British.
> >
> No, no they couldn't.
> The host country grants/approves diplomatic credentials, so it's up to the
> UK Government whether he gets that status. You can already guess what the
> answer would be.

Also, Assange is accused by the British courts of failing to abide by
the bail conditions to appear in court for sentencing/ extradition,
instead he went into the Ecuadore embassy.

They call that contempt of court, which is a jailable "offence".

Unfortunately it is only the individual's "offences" against the
state which go punished in many cases, and not the states offences
against the individual.

Assange is due one mighty exemplary compensation payout at the end of
the day...

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