Key witness in Assange case admits to lies in indictment - Stundin
dbarrett at expensify.com
Mon Jul 5 16:45:37 PDT 2021
> You say you want to investigate all the criminal things: how is it
> "equality under the law" in the slightest to focus only on Assange and not
> all the things he revealed that could inform his proceedings?
I'm in total support of prosecuting whatever crimes have been revealed by
Assange. But this thread isn't about those; it's about prosecuting Assange
for the crimes raised against him.
How is it "equality under the law" to bring him to trial without fair
> opportunity to form a defense?
He has had nearly a decade to prepare a defense. However, even ignoring
all that, there are literally millions of people who prepare a defense
after they have been arrested -- that is not something unique to Assange,
that's basically the common case. People don't typically have the luxury
of preparing a defense before arrest; only Assange does because he has fled
the law for years.
Not Biden: that should be normal for due process. I don't know the laws to
> know that well, but there's probably one there already.
Are you suggesting there should be a legal process that results in innocent
people being pardoned? I think there is: *it's called the courts*. I'm
genuinely struggling to understand what you are suggesting, and I truly do
want to. You on one hand seem to be wholly opposed to our current court
system trying Assange, and clamoring for an alternate system that -- so far
as I can tell -- is no different than the court system you are criticizing.
I would love to find even a single point of common ground on which to build.
You said "we would charge him with sexual stuff _after_ the higher stakes
stuff was resolved if needed" -- so just to confirm I understand this. You
are saying you support Sweden pursuing sexual assault claims against
Assange once he is released from UK prison, assuming they continue
rejecting the US claims for extradition?
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