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Lawyer: Assange doesn't fear justice, he fears extradition

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Investigative journalist Helen Buyniski.... " Sock Puppets are basically fake accounts that are all run by one person but pretend to be multiple people ... in Wikipedia if there is a disagreement you want to have other people to come in and take your side ... because in that way there is some sort of democratic element to it... but the Wiki Pr Scandal was because they were openly advertising there services on this website and finally it emerged that they were advertising on their website but they were not advertising who they were on Wikipedia ...so ... the fact that they had corralled admin people in Wikipedia to help them edit and delete websites ... the admin people in Wikipedia are meant to be more trust worthy ... these business es are concerned because when you Google their business name and their Wikipedia entry turns up and nobody wants to look bad.. "

RT America’s Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Chris Hedges..... "you were right about the USA Government interfered  in Wikipedia ...  a tracing program called Wiki Scanner discovered that computers at CIA headquarters did edits to entries on the US invasion of Iraq and the biographies on the former CIA Head William Colby and former US Presidents Ronald Regan and Richard Nixon .. also an FBI computer was also used the edit the Wikipedia page on Guantanamo Bay  Detention Facility....  e-voting machine-vendor Diebold deleted 15 paragraphs from a Wikipedia article on e-voting machine-vendor Diebold, excising an entire section critical of the company's machines....  while the Vatican and the British Labour Party were also prolific in editing Wikipedia pages ... since the intelligence agencies have had to try and  camouflage  their edits or outsource their edits or outsource them to third parties"...
 
Investigative journalist Helen Buyniski.." it was pretty easy to do that ...just get some guy to front for them ... they were being so obvious about it.. well as its  anonymous   ... anyone can do it... lets just edit from our work computer .... that's like really bad upset  …”

RT America’s Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Chris Hedges..... "... so you have a huge network of entities outside Wikipedia ... constantly revising and editing Wikipedia and one of the things that you point out in your article is that often the prime target of these edits are those critical of capitalism, imperialism, such as George Galloway ...and there have been all sorts of fake entities as somebody presenting themselves as Philip Cross who made 14 edits to my own Wikipedia page ... but goes after figures such as George Galloway and Jeremy Corbyn ... if it is a single person ... who knows... made hundreds of thousands of edits ... 130,000 edits to more than 30,000 pages and all of them ... are about defaming critics ... "

George Galloway is a British politician, broadcaster and writer. Between 1987 and 2015, with a gap in 2010–12, he represented four constituencies as a Member of Parliament, elected as a candidate for the Labour Party and later the Respect Party. 

Jeremy Bernard Corbyn is a British politician serving as Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition since 2015. Corbyn was first elected Member of Parliament for Islington North in 1983. Ideologically, he identifies himself as a democratic socialist. 


 
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Their fundraising haul, which began with $178,000 that Bill Clinton raised for his long-shot 1974 congressional bid, is on track to expand substantially with Hillary Clinton’s 2016 White House run, which has already drawn $110 million in support.


Lawyer alleges Ecuador spread lies about WikiLeaks founder

By GREGORY KATZ April 14, 2019

https://www.apnews.com/ae71c858681343b8bb60e8ebab08159c

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Lawyer alleges Ecuador spread lies about WikiLeaks founder

By GREGORY KATZApril 14, 2019

London Police bundle Julian Paul Assange into a police van after arresting Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy 

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange alleged Sunday that Ecuador’s government has spread lies about his behavior inside its embassy in London, where Assange sought asylum in 2012.

The Latin American country has claimed Assange actions deteriorated before his arrest Thursday and included putting excrement on walls, leaving soiled laundry in the bathroom, and not properly looking after his cat.

Lawyer Jennifer Robinson told British TV network Sky News the Ecuadorian government is spreading alleged falsehoods to divert attention from its decision to revoke his asylum and allow his arrest at its British embassy,

“I think the first thing to say is Ecuador has been making some pretty outrageous allegations over the past few days to justify what was an unlawful and extraordinary act in allowing British police to come inside an embassy,” Robinson said.

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno ended Assange’s protected status after more than 6½ years and opened the way for his arrest there Thursday.

Moreno said Assange abused Ecuador’s goodwill, mistreated embassy staff and used his perch to try to interfere in other country’s political affairs.

Assange has had “a very difficult time” since Moreno took office in Ecuador in 2017, Robinson said.

Assange, who appeared much older when he emerged from the embassy than when before he sought refuge there in August 2012, is in custody at Belmarsh Prison in southeast London awaiting sentencing in Britain for skipping bail to avoid being sent to Sweden as part of an investigation of a rape allegation. Sweden is considering reviving the investigation.

The United States also is seeking his extradition after charging him with conspiring to break into a Pentagon computer system, which could lead to competing extradition demands.

U.K. Home Secretary Sajid Javid would be expected to have the final say in which claim takes priority. More than 70 British legislators have urged Javid to give priority to a case involving rape allegations ahead of the U.S. request.

He would not be expected to enter a plea to the Department of Justice case unless he loses his extradition case and is brought to a courtroom in the United States.

Assange has denied the rape allegation, asserting the sex was consensual. He also has not formally responded to the U.S. conspiracy charge. His indictment was made public hours after his Thursday arrest, but Assange’s lawyers say he is a legitimate journalist whose prosecution would have a chilling effect.

The extradition court in Britain will not be judging the evidence against him, but will evaluate whether the crime he is accused of would be a crime in Britain.

Assange’s next court appearance is scheduled for May 2. In the meantime, he is expected to seek prison medical care for severe shoulder pain and dental problems, WikiLeaks has said.



Lawyer alleges Ecuador spread lies about WikiLeaks founder

By GREGORY KATZ April 14, 2019

https://www.apnews.com/ae71c858681343b8bb60e8ebab08159c

https://www.apnews.com/LeninMoreno

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Lawyer alleges Ecuador spread lies about WikiLeaks founder

By GREGORY KATZApril 14, 2019






London Police bundle Julian Paul Assange into a police van after arresting Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy 

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange alleged Sunday that Ecuador’s government has spread lies about his behavior inside its embassy in London, where Assange sought asylum in 2012.

The Latin American country has claimed Assange actions deteriorated before his arrest Thursday and included putting excrement on walls, leaving soiled laundry in the bathroom, and not properly looking after his cat.

Lawyer Jennifer Robinson told British TV network Sky News the Ecuadorian government is spreading alleged falsehoods to divert attention from its decision to revoke his asylum and allow his arrest at its British embassy,

“I think the first thing to say is Ecuador has been making some pretty outrageous allegations over the past few days to justify what was an unlawful and extraordinary act in allowing British police to come inside an embassy,” Robinson said.

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno ended Assange’s protected status after more than 6½ years and opened the way for his arrest there Thursday.

Moreno said Assange abused Ecuador’s goodwill, mistreated embassy staff and used his perch to try to interfere in other country’s political affairs.

Assange has had “a very difficult time” since Moreno took office in Ecuador in 2017, Robinson said.

Assange, who appeared much older when he emerged from the embassy than when before he sought refuge there in August 2012, is in custody at Belmarsh Prison in southeast London awaiting sentencing in Britain for skipping bail to avoid being sent to Sweden as part of an investigation of a rape allegation. Sweden is considering reviving the investigation.

The United States also is seeking his extradition after charging him with conspiring to break into a Pentagon computer system, which could lead to competing extradition demands.

U.K. Home Secretary Sajid Javid would be expected to have the final say in which claim takes priority. More than 70 British legislators have urged Javid to give priority to a case involving rape allegations ahead of the U.S. request.

He would not be expected to enter a plea to the Department of Justice case unless he loses his extradition case and is brought to a courtroom in the United States.

Assange has denied the rape allegation, asserting the sex was consensual. He also has not formally responded to the U.S. conspiracy charge. His indictment was made public hours after his Thursday arrest, but Assange’s lawyers say he is a legitimate journalist whose prosecution would have a chilling effect.

The extradition court in Britain will not be judging the evidence against him, but will evaluate whether the crime he is accused of would be a crime in Britain.

Assange’s next court appearance is scheduled for May 2. In the meantime, he is expected to seek prison medical care for severe shoulder pain and dental problems, WikiLeaks has said.



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'Shame on Ecuador, sacrificing the messenger' - Twitter reacts to arrest of Julian Assange

 The Irish Examiner

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London this morning.

Assange was shouting as he was carried out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in handcuffs and put into a waiting Met Police van, video footage showed.

The 47-year-old was escorted from the building by police at about 10.25am and footage showed him surrounded by officers as he was led into a waiting van.

His arrest has sparked controversy online with supporters spreading the message 'Free Julian Assange' while those in agreement with Assange's arrest took to Twitter to congratulate those involved in the operation.

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said "Julian Assange is no hero. He has hidden from the truth for years and years.

"What happened today was a result of years of careful diplomacy by the foreign office.

He said that Assange's arrest was a "very courageous decision" made by President Moreno in Ecuador "to resolve the situation that's been going on for nearly seven years".


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Julian Assange  outside of the Ecuadorian Embassy 

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"Julian Assange is no hero. He has hidden from the truth for years and years"

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says a "courageous decision" by Ecuador's new leader Lenin Moreno led to the arrest of #Wikileaks co-founder in Londonhttp://bbc.in/2Kps54g  #Assange 12:11 PM - Apr 11, 2019

President Lenin Moreno said Ecuador has withdrawn asylum status from the WikiLeaks founder after he "repeatedly violated international conventions."

Julian Assange inside of the Ecuadorian Embassy 

"Today I announce that the discourteous and aggressive behaviour of Mr Julian Assange; the hostile and threatening declarations of his allied organization against Ecuador, and especially the transgression of international treaties, have led the situation to a point where the asylum of Mr Assange is unsustainable and no longer viable.”


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Ecuador's president, @Lenin Moreno, released a video explaining his government's decision to withdraw Julian Assange's asylum status:

He said Assange had provoked the decision and that Ecuador's patience had "reached its limit," adding that Assange had repeatedly broken the embassy's house rules by installing electronic and distortion equipment and blocking security cameras.

Moreno also confirmed that he had sought legal guidance that Ecuador's position was lawful and "in line with our strong commitment to human rights."

Sir Alan Duncan MP@AlanDuncanMP

Very welcome news to see that Assange is out of the Ecuador Embassy. My thanks to President @Lenin Moreno and his government for their cooperation and tireless diplomacy in making this happen.



Brooke Knight@BKnight561

So a slimy little unpopular presidente is blaming a hacker for his lousy approval rating???!!! This is PATHETIC! WHY IS THE US, UK or UN participating in this?? #FreeAssange #INAPapers #JulianAssange

WikiLeaks@wikileaks

BREAKING: A high level source within the Ecuadorian state has told @WikiLeaks that Julian Assange will be expelled within "hours to days" using the #INAPapers offshore scandal as a pretext--and that it already has an agreement with the UK for his arrest.https://defend.wikileaks.org/2019/04/03/ecuador-twists-embarrassing-ina-papers-into-pretext-to-oust-assange/ …

12:45 PM - Apr 11, 2019


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Mark@WorldOfMarkyD

shame on Ecuador, sacrificing the messenger.. won’t save corrupt President Lenin Moreno

and shame on the United Kingdom.. pathetic puppets of Washington

the United States should be condemned

Julian Assange is a hero #FreeAssange #BringJulianHome #JournalismIsNotACrime

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12:30 PM - Apr 11, 2019

Alec Luhn@ASLuhn

They were waiting for the tweet? "London police said Assange was arrested moments after Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno said on Twitter that the country had withdrawn his diplomatic asylum." https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-11/julian-assange-arrested-after-ecuador-drops-asylum-protection …

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London Metropolitan police arrest Julian Assange after the Republic of Ecuador decided to withdraw Assange’s diplomatic asylum, according to an emailed statement.

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Julian Assange is a political prisoner arrested for defending press freedom, democracy and a fairer world against the global financial and political mafia.
Lenin Moreno will go down in history as the man who betrayed decent people. #WikiLeaks #protectjulian

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I am American, I served in the military. I know the truth. The truth should never be hidden... Especially corruption & serious criminal acts. Julian Assange is not a criminal. It was wrong but not a crime. President Lenin Moreno is a coward, his actions are disgraceful.

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Mark Di Stefano @MarkDiStef

 · Apr 11, 2019

**wipes all the news off the news desk**

After nearly seven years Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested by British police after Ecuador withdrew its asylum https://www.buzzfeed.com/markdistefano/wikileaks-julian-assange-arrested …



Julian Assange Has Been Arrested By British Police After A US Extradition Request

The WikiLeaks founder was taken into custody from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he had spent nearly seven years.

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@MarkDiStef

Ecuador's president Lenin Moreno released a punchy statement:

- Assange “violated norm” of not interfering in other state’s affairs
- Assange was “discourteous” and “aggressive”
- Assange installed “distortion equipment” in the embassyhttps://www.buzzfeed.com/markdistefano/wikileaks-julian-assange-arrested …

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The greatest traitor in Ecuadorian and Latin American history, Lenin Moreno, allowed the British police to enter our embassy in London to arrest Assange.
Moreno is a corrupt man, but what he has done is a crime that humanity will never forget.



Jochen_Mitschka@jochen_mitschka

#LeninMoreno sold #Assange but he will not be happy with the
thirty pieces of silver, at the end he will pay for it.

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The greatest traitor in Ecuadorian and Latin American history, Lenin Moreno, allowed the British police to enter our embassy in London to arrest Assange.
Moreno is a corrupt man, but what he has done is a crime that humanity will never forget.

Jochen_Mitschka@jochen_mitschka

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Meanwhile, actress Pamela Anderson tweeted her opinion on the matter this afternoon.

She tweeted: "I am in shock. I couldn’t hear clearly what he said? He looks very bad. How could you Equador ? (Because he exposed you).

"How could you UK. ? Of course - you are America’s bitch and you need a diversion from your idiotic Brexit bullshit."

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Pamela Anderson@pamfoundation

I am in shock..
I couldn’t hear clearly what he said?
He looks very bad.
How could you Equador ?
(Because he exposed you).
How could you UK. ?
Of course - you are America’s bitch and
you need a diversion from your idiotic Brexit bullshit.

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She continued: "And the USA? This toxic coward of a President.

"He needs to rally his base? - You are selfish and cruel. You have taken the entire world backwards.

"You are devils and liars and thieves. And you will ROTT.

"And WE WILL RISE."

Julian Assange arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court following further arrest 'on behalf of US'








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Shredding Asylum: the Arrest of

Shredding Asylum: the Arrest of Julian Assange

by BINOY KAMPMARK

APRIL 12, 2019

https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/04/12/shredding-asylum-the-arrest-of-julian-assange/

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The man seemed like a bearded emissary, a holy figure nabbed in his sleep. He looked similarly pale as to how he did in 2013, but he cut a more shocking figure.  Most prisoners would have had room to move in a compound.  The Ecuadorean embassy in London only offered modest space and access to sun light.  Hospitality of late was in short supply.

Julian Assange had been ill.  His advocates had bravely insisted that he needed treatment. “As a journalist who has worked as media partner of @Wikileaks since 2009,” reflected a near grieving Stefania Maurizi, “it has been so painful to watch Julian Assange’s health completely declining in the last 9 years as a result of confinement with no end in sight, tremendous stress, threats.”  Sir Alan Duncan of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office was happy to offer it, provided Assange step out of the embassy.

But Assange’s time had finally come.  The embroiling of the Moreno administration in the INA Papers affair suggested that the president needed an out.  Images of Moreno’s family skirting around the internet in various fora during days of plenty, and the suggestion that he had been profiting from a Panama offshore account, put Assange back in the picture. Who better to blame than a man in confinement, whose communications had been restricted, whose health was failing? WikiLeaks duly received a tipoff from a “high level source within the Ecuadorean state” that the offshore scandal would be used “as a pretext” to remove difficult tenant.

The writ and run of asylum has been shredded, and the conduct of Ecuador’s president Lenín Moreno is worth noting. In his addressexplaining the abrupt termination of Assange’s stay, Moreno was a dissembling picture.  Assange, he had been assured by UK authorities, would come to no harm.  He would not be facing torture or the death penalty (a reassuring red herring, given that the death penalty is off the table in extradition matters dealing with the UK in any case).

He had been “discourteous” and “aggressive”, WikiLeaks “hostile and threatening” to Ecuador.  Ecuador had been “generous” and “respectful of the principles of international law, and of the institutions of the right of asylum.”  Self-praise tends to increase in volume the more guilt is assumed, and Moreno made it clear that the law of asylum was a “sovereign right of the Ecuadorean state”.  It was Assange who was the violator of diplomatic protocols, refusing to abide by “the norm of not intervening in the internal affairs of other states.”

Specific reference was made to the leaking of Vatican documents in January 2019; Assange was still “linked” to WikiLeaks. He blocked security cameras; he used “distorting” equipment. He even “confronted and mistreated guards”.  He communicated via a mobile phone “with the outside world.” And he dared taking his case through Ecuadorean legal channels.

Moreno’s justification received much steam from UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who claimed that Assange was “no hero and no one is above the law.  He has hidden from the truth for years.”  (Psychological slip, perhaps?  Is it Assange allergic to the truth, or the security establishments he wishes to prize open?). Both Moreno and Ecuador were to be thanked for their cooperation with the Foreign Office “to ensure Assange faces justice.”

President Donald Trump has been even more brazen on the subject of Assange’s arrest, feigning an attack of amnesia.  “I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It’s not my thing.” During the 2016 campaign, WikiLeaks had been very much Trump’s “thing”, praised some 140 times for revealing email correspondence from the Democratic National Committee.  “Oh, we love WikiLeaks,” he cheered at a North Carolina rally.  No longer.

Critics of WikiLeaks and Assange have always presumed exaggeration.  The narcissist had nothing to fear accept model British justice, the same justice that has gone to extraordinary lengths over the years to affect various, high profile miscarriages.  Skipping bail was tantamount to a parking offence; face the music.  Instead, WikiLeaks was shown to be correct: Assange is facing the full force of an extensive investigation against a publisher by the self-touted leader of the free world.

Ever since the publication of Cablegate, WikiLeaks has been the subject of a multi-organisational investigation by US prosecutors and defence personnel keen to sketch a legal basis for targeting the organisation.  Assange has figured prominently.  Despite the niggling problems associated with the Free speech amendment, legal personnel have been stretching the grounds on how to circumvent it.

Some few hours after Assange was bundled out of the embassy and into a van by the London Metropolitan Police, a US extradition request was revealed.  He would not be prosecuted as a journalist, which would bring up press freedom issues, but as a hacker under the single charge of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion.  “Assange, who did not possess a security clearance or need to know, was not authorized to receive classified material from the United States.”

The golden thread in the argument is Chelsea Manning, and four databases “from departments and agencies of the United States.” Both Manning and Assange had entered into an agreement to crack “a password stored on United States Department of Defense computers connected to the Secret Internet Protocol Network”.  The alleged conspiracy “was to facilitate Manning’s acquisition and transmission of classified information related to the national defense of the United States so that WikiLeaks could publicly disseminate the information on its website.”

Stripped bare, the issue for Assange is this. Dislike him, loathe him, and feel your skin crawl before him.  Fantasise about what he might or might not have done in Sweden.  Sanctify and scribble hagiography about him.  Speculate about how he might have been as a tenant of asylum.  He remains a publisher and a journalist, unconventional, daring, a vigilante of sorts who sought to etch himself into history while giving the world a very cogent, thrilling idea: opening the darkened corridors of corrupting power and holding them accountable.

As the Centre for Investigate Journalism states, “Whatever your view of its philosophy of radical transparency, WikiLeaks is a publisher.  Any charges now brought in connection with that material, or any attempt to extradite Mr Assange to the United States for prosecution under the deeply flawed cudgel of the Espionage Act 1917 is an attack on all of us.” Edward Snowden added a concurring voice: Ecuador’s invitation for the UK secret police “to drag a publisher of – like it or not – award winning journalism out of the building are going to end up in the history books. Assange’s critics may cheer, but this is a dark moment for press freedom.”

Even if he has never been fully accepted within the fraternity of the press, he has, in many ways, led its change. His forensic style of journalism, with its techniques of placing original documentation upon sites for readers to consult, has brought greater scrutiny of sources. His embrace of secure systems for sending classified material, and his pioneering of international cross-border collaborative reporting, transformed the nature of modern journalism. But pioneers tend to find themselves in the colosseum facing the hungry lions of state.

The pursuit of Assange, as British Labour’s Diane Abbott quite accurately assessed, was not done “to protect US national security” but “because he has exposed wrongdoing by US administrations and their military forces.”  Former Greek finance minister and rabble rousing economist Yanis Varoufakis sawthe clouds lift on the sham.  “The game is up.  Years of lies exposed. It was never about Sweden, Putin, Trump or Hillary. Assange was persecuted for exposing war crimes.”  Punish Assange, punish the press.  Punish Assange and condemn the Fourth Estate.

 

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By Lauren Said-Moorhouse and Nick Thompson, CNN
Updated 3 min ago1:06 p.m. ET, April 11


What we're covering:

  • Julian Assange is out: The WikiLeaks founder was arrested at Ecuador's embassy in London on Thursday.
  • Seven years later: Assange sought refuge there in 2012 while facing sexual assault allegations in Sweden, which he denied.
  • Asylum "no longer viable": Ecuador said it had run out of patience with Assange's behavior and withdrew his asylum.
  • Arrested "on behalf of US": UK police ended years of speculation about Assange's fate by confirming that the US wants to extradite him.

Ecuador's ex-President says the country's abandonment of Assange is "the biggest betrayal in Latin American history"

Ecuador's former president Rafael Correa said the revocation of Julian Assange's asylum is "incredible," in an interview with CNN's Richard Quest today.

"It’s incredible. We cannot imagine something like this. It’s against international law; it’s against the institution of asylum; it’s against the Ecuadorian constitution, especially because since last year, Julian Assange has had Ecuadorian citizenship," Correa said.

Correa was in power when Assange requested asylum. He told CNN he agreed to shelter the Australian WikiLeaks founder "not because we agree with what he did" but because "it was very clear that he didn’t have the opportunity to have a fair lawsuit, a fair process in the US."

Correa laughed as Quest read out a list of Assange’s supposed violations as outlined by Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno earlier Thursday. 

"They are lies. They’re a justification for trying to justify this betrayal. It’s the biggest betrayal perhaps in Latin American history,” Correa said. 

UK Home Secretary: Both Ecuador and the UK were increasingly concerned over Assange's health

 Sajid Javid Britain's Home Secretary on April 4-2019

The UK's Home Secretary Sajid Javid addressed the House of Commons on Thursday afternoon for the first time since Julian Assange was removed from the Ecuadorian embassy and arrested.  

Javid told members of parliament that both the UK and Ecuadorian government had "become increasingly concerned about the state of Mr. Assange's health."

The first action of London's Metropolitan Police was to have him medically assessed and deemed fit to detain, he said, adding that Assange had received access to doctors while holed up within his diplomatic shelter.

Javid then outlined how court proceedings would play out:

Under UK law, following the provisional arrest, the full extradition papers must be received by the judge within 65 days. The extradition request must be certified by Home Office before going to court, Javid said.  

"I am glad the situation in the Ecuadorian embassy has been brought to an end," Javid said in closing. "It is right that we implement the judicial process fairly and consistently with due respect for equality before the law."


Correa added that Moreno has never seen eye to eye with Assange since assuming the presidency in 2017.  

In addition to allowing UK police to enter the Ecuadorian embassy to arrest Assange, Ecuador also announced his citizenship had been suspended effective from Wednesday, according to foreign minister Jose Valencia at a press conference. 

How long did Assange spend in Ecuador's embassy?

Julian Paul Assange peering through the balcony window of the Ecuadorian embassy in central London on February 5, 2016.

In case you're wondering WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stayed in his self-imposed exile at Ecuador's London embassy for six years, nine months and 24 days.

Or 2,488 days from start to end.

He entered his diplomatic bolthole on June 19, 2012.

(Perfectly useless knowledge unless it crops up at a trivia night.)

Assange reacts to possible US extradition: "I told you so"

Speaking to journalists in a scrum outside Westminster Magistrates Court on Thursday afternoon, Jennifer Robinson, 
a member of Julian Assange's legal team, said they had been proven right in regards to their previous warnings that 
Assange would face extradition to United States for his "publishing activities" since 2010. 

 "I've just been with Mr Assange in the police cell, he wants to thank all of his supporters for the ongoing support, and he said - 'I told you so.' "

Robinson added her client was formally notified his asylum would be revoked by the Ecuadorian Ambassador this morning.

More charges expected against Assange in US hacking caseFrom CNN's Evan Perez

US Justice Department officials expect to bring additional charges Assange, according to a US official briefed on the matter. It is unclear when officials would bring such charges.

The years-long FBI investigation into Assange transformed in recent years with the recovery of communications that prosecutors believe shows Assange had been been a more active participant in a conspiracy to hack computers and violate US law, officials say. 

The Justice Department had struggled for years with the question of whether Assange and WikiLeaks should be treated as journalists and publishers. News organizations similarly published stolen classified documents, some even worked with WikiLeaks to get access to documents and publish stories. 

The view among prosecutors began changing late in the Obama administration, in part due to new evidence the FBI believed showed Assange was not entitled to journalistic protections. 

In 2017, the WikiLeaks publication of stolen CIA hacking codes helped propel the case against Assange, according to current and former US law enforcement officials. 

Assange is facing a year in jail for skipping out on bail

From CNN's Muhammad Darwish at Westminster Magistrates Court, London

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is now facing up to 12 months behind bars after being found guilty of breaking his bail conditions when he entered the Ecuadorian embassy in 2012.

A date has yet to be set for his sentencing at London's Southwark Crown Court.

Julian Paul Assange on the way to the Westminster Magistrates Court.

Julian Paul Assange has been remanded in custody until his May 2 extradition hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court.




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Ecuadoran President Lenín Moreno said April 11 that Julian Assange was removed from the Ecuadoran Embassy in London.

By Kayla Epstein

April 15 at 1:26 PM

The president of Ecuador has accused Julian Assange of using its embassy in London as a “center for spying.”

In an interview with the Guardian, Lenín Moreno expressed frustration with the WikiLeaks founder, who had been provided asylum by Ecuador since 2012. On Thursday, the country revoked that asylum, leading to Assange’s arrest by British police on a U.S. hacking charge. This follows Moreno’s initial public address the same day, which explained that Assange was being kicked out for his behavior and for violating the terms of his asylum.

“We cannot allow our house, the house that opened its doors, to become a center for spying,” Moreno told the Guardian. “This activity violates asylum conditions. Our decision is not arbitrary but is based on international law.”

The allegations appear to stem in part from a batch of leaked personal photos of Moreno and his family that appeared last month on an anonymous website, while the president was in the midst of a political battle at home. Moreno blamed WikiLeaks for the release of the photos, the New York Times reported.

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Moreno also cited WikiLeaks’ dump of a tranche of Vatican documents in January.

A set of anonymous documents known as the INA Papers also was released this year, the Daily Beast reports, and alleged that Moreno benefited from a corrupt deal with a Chinese firm. WikiLeaks has denied involvement with the anonymous site or the hacking, but the anti-secrecy group did direct its followers to the documents in a March 25 tweet that said a corruption investigation had been opened into Moreno’s conduct.

“Any attempt to destabilize is a reprehensible act for Ecuador, because we are a sovereign nation and respectful of the politics of each country,” he told the Guardian. Before evicting Assange, Moreno said he sought assurances from Britain that Assange would not “suffer torture, ill treatment or the death penalty” were he to be taken into custody or extradited to another country.

He also claimed that Assange had taxed his hosts’ patience. Moreno said he “mistreated our officials in the Ecuadoran embassy in London” and that his “improper hygienic behavior” affected the climate at the diplomatic outpost.

Assange’s attorney, Jennifer Robinson, said in an interview on Sky News that Moreno’s claims were “not true.”

“Ecuador has been making some pretty outrageous allegations over the past few days to justify what was an unlawful and extraordinary act in allowing British police to come inside an embassy,” she said.

Robinson had previously called her client’s arrest “a dangerous precedent for all news media.”

Moreno’s predecessor, Rafael Correa, called the decision to release Assange to authorities a “crime that humanity will never forget.” Correa had granted Assange asylum in 2012.



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The greatest traitor in Ecuadorian and Latin American history, Lenin Moreno, allowed the British police to enter our embassy in London to arrest Assange.
Moreno is a corrupt man, but what he has done is a crime that humanity will never forget.

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BREAK: Full @Ruptly video of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s arrest by British police this morning

Assange has been charged by U.S. prosecutors on suspicion of conspiring with Chelsea Manning to obtain secret military and diplomatic documents, The Washington Post reported last week. However, Assange’s extradition to the United States could take years.

It’s the latest chapter in a nearly decade-long legal saga for Assange. He brought himself and WikiLeaks to prominence in 2010, when the organization published leaks from Manning, who was convicted in 2013 for the leaks.

But that same year, Swedish authorities issued an arrest warrant for Assange over two allegations of sexual assault, which he has always denied (Swedish authorities later dropped the investigations). Assange traveled to Britain, where a court ruled in 2012 to extradite him to Sweden. But he jumped bail and entered the Ecuadoran Embassy in London, where he was granted asylum later that year.

He had been confined to the embassy until his arrest last week.

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After Arrest of Julian Assange, the Russian Mysteries Remain

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Voters casting ballots in Ashland, Va., in 2016. The indictment unsealed Thursday makes no mention of the central role WikiLeaks played in the Russian campaign to interfere with the 2016 presidential 

By Mark Mazzetti and Julian E. Barnes

April 11, 2019

 

WASHINGTON — In June 2016, five months before the American presidential election, Julian Assange made a bold prediction during a little-noticed interview with a British television show.

“WikiLeaks has a very big year ahead,” he said, just seconds after announcing that the website he founded would soon be publishing a cache of emails related to Hillary Clinton.

He was right. But an indictment unsealed on Thursday charging Mr. Assange with conspiring to hack into a Pentagon computer in 2010 makes no mention of the central role that WikiLeaks played in the Russian campaign to undermine Mrs. Clinton’s presidential chances and help elect President Trump. It remains unclear whether the arrest of Mr. Assange will be a key to unlocking any of the lingering mysteries surrounding the Russians, the Trump campaign and the plot to hack an election.

The Justice Department spent years examining whether Mr. Assange was working directly with the Russian government, but legal experts point out that what is known about his activities in 2016 — including publishing stolen emails — is not criminal, and therefore it would be difficult to bring charges against him related to the Russian interference campaign.

Numerous significant questions are left unanswered, including what, if anything, Mr. Assange knew about the identity of Guccifer 2.0, a mysterious hacker who American intelligence and law enforcement officials have identified as a front for Russian military intelligence operatives.

Court documents have revealed that it was Russian intelligence — using the Guccifer persona — that provided Mr. Assange thousands of emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee and the personal account of John D. Podesta, the chairman of the Clinton campaign.

Another question is whether Mr. Assange was a conduit between the Russian hackers and the Trump campaign. Mr. Assange exchanged emails with Donald Trump Jr., Mr. Trump’s eldest son, during the campaign, and a Trump campaign official sent Roger J. Stone Jr., a longtime adviser to the president, to get information about the hacked Democratic emails, according to a January indictment by Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel.

Mr. Mueller concluded his investigation without an indictment that directly connected WikiLeaks, the Russians and the Trump campaign, suggesting that prosecutors did not find sufficient evidence that Mr. Assange knowingly engaged in a conspiracy with Russia to help the Trump campaign.

But the report drafted by Mr. Mueller’s team, and expected to be released next week, could have additional details about the ties between the Trump campaign and Mr. Assange. Those details could be redacted by the Justice Department, however, if officials believe the material includes classified intelligence, said Carrie Cordero, a former official with the Justice Department’s National Security Division and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

What was the actual interaction between Russian intelligence surrogates, WikiLeaks and Trump campaign surrogates?” she said. “That is a question that has not yet been answered.”

On Thursday, congressional Democrats sent a letter to Attorney General William P. Barr again demanding that they be provided the full, unredacted report, along with underlying evidence.

Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, concluded his investigation without an indictment that directly connected WikiLeaks, the Russians and the Trump campaign.CreditCliff Owen/Associated Press

Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, concluded his investigation without an indictment that directly connected WikiLeaks, the Russians and the Trump campaign.CreditCliff Owen/Associated Press

The special counsel also handed off his work to other prosecutors, including those who have long been examining Mr. Assange’s dealings with Guccifer, the Russian intelligence front.

Many Democrats and Republicans remain convinced that Mr. Assange knowingly worked with Russian intelligence. On Thursday, Senator Richard M. Burr, the North Carolina Republican who is chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Mr. Assange and WikiLeaks “have effectively acted as an arm of the Russian intelligence services for years.” The committee’s Democratic vice chairman, Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, said Mr. Assange had become “a direct participant in Russian efforts to undermine the West.”

Mr. Assange has long been a polarizing figure — hailed at the beginning of his career as champion for government transparency but also viewed by American national security officials as a disruptive force who conspired with Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst, to publish hundreds of thousands of classified documents.

But it was WikiLeaks’ publication of material stolen by Russian intelligence in 2016 that hardened the view of national security officials.

In April 2017, in one of his first major speeches, Mike Pompeo — who was C.I.A. director at the time but months earlier, as a Republican congressman, had praised WikiLeaks for its releases that damaged the Clinton campaign — signaled that the government would take a hard line on WikiLeaks.

Mr. Pompeo compared WikiLeaks to “a hostile intelligence service,” and said it sought support from anti-democratic countries as it targeted the United States with its disclosures.

Mr. Pompeo’s public remarks coincided with a private push against Mr. Assange by the Trump administration. The C.I.A. intensified espionage efforts against WikiLeaks, seeking to learn more about his interactions with the Russian intelligence operatives.

The timing of Mr. Assange’s actions fueled suspicions. His June 2016 interview announcing the impending release of Democratic emails came three days after a meeting at Trump Tower in New York between Russians and senior Trump campaign officials — a meeting set up on the promise that the Russians would have damaging information about Mrs. Clinton.

Throughout the 2016 campaign, Mr. Assange played down accusations of Russian interference, and misled the public on his source for the damaging documents WikiLeaks released.

He offered a $20,000 reward for information about the killing in Washington of Seth Rich, a young Democratic National Committee staff member shot to death in an apparent bungled street robbery. Some supporters of Mr. Trump suggested that it was Mr. Rich who had leaked the committee’s emails and that he had been killed in retaliation.

During an August 2016 discussion with Dutch television about the sources of WikiLeaks’ information, Mr. Assange suddenly brought up Mr. Rich’s killing.

“That was just a robbery, I believe, wasn’t it?” the interviewer said. “What are you suggesting?”

“I’m suggesting that our sources take risks,” Mr. Assange said. He then declined to say if Mr. Rich was a source.

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The arrest of Julian Assange

Thirteen years ago Wikileaks exposed to the world torture and cruelty at the US naval base in Guantánamo Bay in Cuba. More exposures followed showing abuses by US armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2010 video footage shot from an Apache helicopter gun-sight showed soldiers revelling in killing two Reuters journalists and ten other civilians in Iraq. Two young children were also injured.

Following the video leaks the US government began a criminal investigation into WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange and asked allied nations for assistance. In November 2010  Sweden issued an international arrest warrant for Assange, following questioning of him months earlier over allegations of sexual assault and rape. Assange denied the accusations, saying the sex was consensual, and he was never charged. He refused to return to Sweden for questioning fearing he would be extradited to the US. He offered to be interviewed in London. 

Assange was granted asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in 2012 where he has been holed up ever since. The Swedish case was dropped and Assange was left facing a charge of evading bail in Britain, for which the  penalty is a small fine. He was unable to leave the embassy to report to the court without risking extradition to the US.

Assange was granted Ecuadorian citizenship but a change of government in Ecuador in 2017, with a president who is allied with Trump, no longer granted protection. On 11 April 2019 British police dragged Assange from the embassy and now the US has presented the indictment against Assange for conspiring with Chelsea Manning to hack a government computer.

The article below by John Pilger looks at the implications of the arrest of Assange.

The Assange arrest is a warning from history

by John Pilger

The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in  almost seven years.

That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for “democratic” societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this clear in the legal ruling of its Working Party on Arbitrary Detention.

But to hell with that. Let the thugs go in. Directed by the quasi fascists in Trump’s Washington, in league with Ecuador’s Lenin Moreno, a Latin American Judas and liar seeking to disguise his rancid regime, the British elite abandoned its last imperial myth: that of fairness and justice.

Assange on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy London 2017

Imagine Tony Blair dragged from his multi-million pound Georgian home in Connaught Square, London, in handcuffs, for onward dispatch to the dock in The Hague. By the standard of Nuremberg, Blair’s “paramount crime” is the deaths of a million Iraqis. Assange’s crime is journalism: holding the rapacious to account, exposing their lies and empowering people all over the world with truth. Read the rest of the article



Reaction to arrest of Julian Assange in London

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APRIL 11, 2019


LONDON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police and carried out of the Ecuadorean embassy on Thursday after his South American hosts abruptly revoked his seven-year asylum in a move his supporters said was illegal.



WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen as he leaves a police station in London, Britain April 11, 2019. 

Following are comments and reactions to the news:

BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY JEREMY HUNT

“Julian Assange is no hero, he has hidden from the truth for years and years.

“It’s not so much Julian Assange being held hostage in the Ecuadorean embassy, it’s actually Julian Assange holding the Ecuadorean embassy hostage in a situation that was absolutely intolerable for them.”

BRITISH JUNIOR FOREIGN MINISTER ALAN DUNCAN

“It is our broad policy in all circumstances, so it equally applies to Julian Assange, that he will not be extradited if he is going to face the death penalty. So that will apply to him.”

AUSTRALIAN FOREIGN MINISTER MARISE PAYNE

“Mr Assange will continue to receive the usual consular support from the Australian Government. Consular officers will seek to visit Mr Assange at his place of detention.

“I am confident, as the United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt publicly confirmed in July 2018, that Mr Assange will receive due process in the legal proceedings he faces in the United Kingdom.”

FORMER US SPY AGENCY CONTRACTOR EDWARD SNOWDEN

“Assange’s critics may cheer, but this is a dark moment for press freedom.”

“The United Nations formally ruled his detention to be arbitrary, a violation of human rights. They have repeatedly issued statements calling for him to walk free—including very recently.”

WIKILEAKS

“This man is a son, a father, a brother. He has won dozens of journalism awards. He’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize every year since 2010. Powerful actors, including CIA, are engaged in a sophisticated effort to dehumanize, delegitimize and imprison him.”

RAFAEL CORREA, FORMER ECUADORIAN PRESIDENT

“The greatest traitor in Ecuadorian and Latin American history, Lenin Moreno, allowed the British police to enter our embassy in London to arrest Assange.

“Moreno is a corrupt man, but what he has done is a crime that humanity will never forget.”

SVEN-ERIK ALHEM, RETIRED PROSECUTOR, CHAIRMAN OF NGO VICTIM SUPPORT SWEDEN

“I’d think it would be fairly uphill to reopen the investigation (in Sweden), mainly because testimonies usually weaken with time and it’s now been 10 years. On top of that, the statute of limitation is drawing near, and Assange would need to come here.”

ASSANGE FRIEND VAUGHAN SMITH

“It was a miserable existence and I could see it was a strain on him, but a strain he managed rather well.”

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“The thing that was most difficult for Julian was the solitude.”

“He was very tough, but the last year in particular was very difficult. He was constantly being surveilled and spied upon. There was no privacy for him.

 

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