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 Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Thu 11 Apr 11:22

The Police were invited into the Ecuadorian Embassy to make the arrest. A short video of the event shows a heavily bearded figure shouting "Resist" as he was taken to a Police van.
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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Thu 11 Apr 11:57

BBC News - Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder arrested in London
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47891737



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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: Playup_Pompey  
Date:   Thu 11 Apr 12:32

Russia say they hope Assange’s rights have not been violated by the UK

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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Thu 11 Apr 13:02

Oh my, this is turning very nasty very quickly. It is now revealed that the UK is responding to a US extradition request... could he be on a trans-Atlantic flight tonight?

Scotland Yard has confirmed that Assange was arrested on behalf of the US after receiving a request for his extradition.

In a statement it said:

Julian Assange, 47, (03.07.71) has today, Thursday 11 April, been further arrested on behalf of the United States authorities, at 10:53hrs after his arrival at a central London police station. This is an extradition warrant under Section 73 of the Extradition Act. He will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court as soon as possible.
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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Thu 11 Apr 13:14

Hes been Trumped.

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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Thu 11 Apr 14:01

The truth is now outlawed.

I Hope You're Ok Today....
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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Thu 11 Apr 16:38

Some of the Swedish charges against him for sexual assault have lapsed because of the length of time since the alleged rape took place.

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Thu 11 Apr 17:46

One blot on our landscape removed.

He is a door handle.

Bobs of the world unite
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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: Dumpster  
Date:   Thu 11 Apr 18:06

About time. Holed up in the Equadorian Embassy rather than facing justice. Get him out of the UK soon as.
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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: renegade master  
Date:   Thu 11 Apr 21:00

The extradition warrant was issued in 2017 I believe but could not be served until he left the embassy.
Thye sexual assault charge was withdrawn.
The only British crime was breach of bail for what he was arrested for after reported becoming violent in the embassy the reason they requested his removal by the police at 10am this morning in a pre arranged meeting.
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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Thu 11 Apr 22:27

"The only British crime was breach of bail for what he was arrested for after reported becoming violent in the embassy the reason they requested his removal by the police at 10am this morning in a pre arranged meeting"

Apparently the Ecuadorian authorities gave Assange a list of house rules to be followed if he wished to benefit from their continued diplomatic protection - this ranged from cleaning his accommodation to refraining from activities of a political nature.

It seems he failed to do so and they ended his tenancy agreement, so to speak.
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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Thu 11 Apr 22:59

I guess their change of stance will be nothing at all to do with the 4.2 billion dollars handed out to the Ecuadorian government in January
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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Fri 12 Apr 00:39

Not to mention the the privatization program that is looking for foreign investment.
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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: Rastapari  
Date:   Fri 12 Apr 07:24

Quote:

red-star-par, Thu 11 Apr 22:59

I guess their change of stance will be nothing at all to do with the 4.2 billion dollars handed out to the Ecuadorian government in January


Yeah nothing at all...shady.

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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Fri 12 Apr 09:01

Yeah it's disgusting that they only stopped harbouring an alleged sexual molester when they were handed a few billion dollars.

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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 12 Apr 09:04

The IMF agreed to a $4.2 billion bailout so the British police could collar Assange ?

That would be the biggest ransom in history - not sure the IMF is into that sort of "generosity" at all.
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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: londonparsfan  
Date:   Fri 12 Apr 09:44

Other way round mate. Ecuador agreed to be a bit more compliant with their foreign and economic policy. Austerity, privatisation and oh look who we can hand over too..
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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Fri 12 Apr 10:42

Quote:

veteraneastender, Thu 11 Apr 22:27

"The only British crime was breach of bail for what he was arrested for after reported becoming violent in the embassy the reason they requested his removal by the police at 10am this morning in a pre arranged meeting"

Apparently the Ecuadorian authorities gave Assange a list of house rules to be followed if he wished to benefit from their continued diplomatic protection - this ranged from cleaning his accommodation to refraining from activities of a political nature.

It seems he failed to do so and they ended his tenancy agreement, so to speak.


I can imagine smearing poo on the walls could be against those rules 😀


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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 12 Apr 11:00

He's not out of the poo on one of the rape allegations either, the Swedish authorities are reported to be considering re-opening the case.

It wasn't taken forward after he took sanctuary because that prevented the investigation proceeding - reports that it had been (permanently) dropped are misleading.

The other similar allegations by a second woman had to be abandoned in 2015 after their statute of limitations kicked in.
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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Fri 12 Apr 14:21

Seems like a change of President , his general behaviour and lack of personal hygiene were too much for them in the end.
Odious individual but the Corbynistas are out in force.
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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Fri 12 Apr 17:34

He very much sounds like an odorous individual too, parbucks.

:)
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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: parbucks  
Date:   Fri 12 Apr 21:21

😷
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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: calpar  
Date:   Sat 13 Apr 10:06

Sad day when we accuse a journalist for exposing the hideous truth

If he is indeed accusable of the Swedish charges of course he must face them, but not for showing the blatant disregard of human life by the American war machine
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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sat 13 Apr 13:53

He is not a journalist, calpar. He is a publisher. There is a significant difference between the two roles.
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 Re: Julian Assange arrested by UK Police
Topic Originator: Malcolm Canmore  
Date:   Mon 15 Apr 18:45

Quote:

calpar, Sat 13 Apr 10:06

Sad day when we accuse a journalist for exposing the hideous truth

If he is indeed accusable of the Swedish charges of course he must face them, but not for showing the blatant disregard of human life by the American war machine


Do the ends justify the means?

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