Assange's Prosecution

David Barrett dbarrett at
Wed Jul 7 08:58:23 PDT 2021

It wasn't dropped:

They did temporarily while he was hiding in the embassy (again, he was
hiding from Sweden, not the US -- Obama didn't try to arrest him, Sweden
did, and Assange ran), but now that he's out of hiding, it's reopened.


On Wed, Jul 7, 2021, 2:31 AM Peter Fairbrother <peter at> wrote:

> On 07/07/2021 09:27, David Barrett wrote:
> > (Though Assange is actually imprisoned in the UK for skipping bail by
> > hiding out in the Ecuadorian embassy for years to avoid rape charges --
> > which is a completely different matter that still needs to be settled.)
> Perhaps so in actuality, but in law he has already served his sentence
> for breaking bail.
> At present he is detained pending an appeal by the US against the
> refusal of his extradition. Unsurprisingly he is considered a flight
> risk, and has been refused bail.
> Peter Fairbrother
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