I’m sure everyone knows the basics of the Assange extradition by now. Here’s some details:
Posted by:Home Office news team, Posted on:11 April 2019
Following the arrest today of Julian Assange, the Home Office published the below statement and factsheet on extradition.
A Home Office spokesperson said: “We can confirm that Julian Assange was arrested in relation to a provisional extradition request from the United States of America.
“He is accused in the United States of America of computer related offences.”
UPDATE: Julian Assange arrest.
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 later today (Thursday, 11 April).
Trump Responds To Assange Arrest: “I Know Nothing About Wikileaks”
Update (1:15 pm ET): The editor of the Global Times, widely seen as a mouthpiece for Beijing, has weighed in on Assange’s arrest, comparing him to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, the “Chinese Nelson Mandela.”
The West deified Liu, while persecuting Assange, even though their actions – exposing government malfeasance – were similar. Why? Because Assange picked the wrong target.