Spanish ‘superjudge’ works to save Assange from extradition

LAST UPDATED: 8 Sep, 2012 @ 07:29
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Spanish ‘superjudge’ works to save Assange from extradition

SPANISH jurist Baltasar Garzon is working on a plan to allow Julian Assange to be questioned in Sweden without risking extradition to the US.

Assange, founder of Wikileaks, remains in London’s Ecuadorian embassy, where he has been since gaining asylum in June.

The Australian is wanted in the Sweden over sexual misconduct allegations.

He is likely to be arrested if he steps foot outside the embassy.

Former ‘superjudge’ Garzon has dismissed claims made by UK foreign secretary William Hague that Sweden will not send Assange to the US if his human rights are likely to be breached there.

“Assange would be prepared to go to Sweden today if he received a guarantee that he won’t be subject to an extradition process to the United States over Wikileaks,” said Garzon.

“It is as simple as that.

“We can prove no criminal act has been committed and that the sexual misconduct allegations are inconsistent,” he added.

Garzon said he now intends to make a request to the US to ask whether any case is open against Wikileaks or Assange.

“I can tell you that they won’t reply. If they do, terrific – we want to show that the US is hiding what is happening to Julian Assange.”

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  1. “Assange would be prepared to go to Sweden today if he received a guarantee that he won’t be subject to an extradition process to the United States over Wikileaks,” said Garzon.

    Presumably Article II of the Swedish US extradition treaty which in light of Wikileaks having broken no Swedish laws provides exactly that guarantee, isn’t a good enough guarantee?

  2. Those who control Sweden as in the UK disappeared up America’s rear end a long time ago.

    Remember the real reason for the colonialists’ rebellion had nothing whatever to do with taxation – they payed less taxes than the people back home.

    The British made treaties with the indigenous peoples that they kept – no colonists beyond the Allegheny mountains. That meant they could’nt steal land or assets or kill with impunity. Well worth checking out – Tecumseh, the Shawnee cheiftan who united all the different tribes because he could see the end of their spiritual way of life.

    Why have I used these facts re. Assange – the Americans have broken every treaty they ever made with the indigenous peoples, indeed the Iriquois Federation have a legally binding treaty document that says the whole of New York state is their territory – of course the Americans will never honour this treaty.

    Only a fool would trust the lying American military/industrial complex.

  3. “Only a fool would trust the lying American military/industrial complex.”

    Talking about that, the latest 911 WTC report is now out online here: “http://video.cpt12.org/video/2270078138”. When this finally gets to court it will be very interesting indeed. I wonder why the US is so scared of addressing the hundreds of scientists who have now totally disproved the offical 911 report?

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