Scotland Yard 'will arrest wanted WikiLeaks boss today'

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  1. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Well he's wanted by a fellow EU country, they can't really not arrest him if he's in the UK.
     
  2. bradl macrumors 68040

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    However, if they do arrest him for some charge in the UK, there is an extradition treaty in place for the US. All the US would have to do is put out a warrant for his arrest, and request extradition, and the fit will hit the shan.

    BL.
     
  3. firestarter macrumors 603

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    British and European human rights laws forbid the extradition of a suspect to any backwards nation where they may be threatened by execution.

    Just sayin'.
     
  4. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    The Brit police already tried to arrest him yesterday,Swedish police had bolloxed the warrant up, so they had to ask for a new one to be issued. Assange will presumably appeal his extradition which could take some time.
     
  5. jb1280 macrumors 6502a

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    Can we please be a little bit more precise and careful when we quote Americans over prosecution, penalties, et. al. concerning this case?

    At the moment, Huckabee is not an official of the USG. He's merely a political activist and potential 2012 Presidential Candidate.

    We need to separate the fire-breathers such as Palin, King, and Huckabee and anybody else who thinks the United States can prosecute a foreign national as a "traitor" or label this individual as a terrorist.

    If the United States were to issue a warrant for Assange, it would most likely fall under the Espionage Act or something along those lines. The US Department of Justice also fully realizes that the EU is not going to extradite someone who runs the risk of being executed. As a result, I have no problem believing that that issue would be mitigated and the USG has no intention of possibly executing Assange.
     
  6. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    The U.S. legal opinion seems to be that a prosecution under the Espionage law is a non-starter.
     
  7. glocke12 macrumors 6502a

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    have the women making the accusations come out publicly, does anyone know if they even exist?
     
  8. OutThere macrumors 603

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    So, how much did the bank who's dirty laundry he was about to air out pay for these accusations?
     
  9. takao macrumors 68040

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    hm arrest him ?
    from the spiegel article posted in the other thread:

     
  10. OllyW Moderator

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    That'll probably come out in the next batch of WikiLeaks. ;)
     
  11. Axemantitan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    He didn't even rape them. He is being prosecuted under a strange Swedish law for failing to use a condom.

    http://liberalconspiracy.org/2010/12/02/no-wikileakss-julian-assange-isnt-accused-of-rape/

    More info here.
     
  12. Axemantitan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Assange Besieged: Making a Mockery of the Real Crime of Rape

     
  13. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    He has already said ... both were consensual, so they do exist. The consensual defence is common in these type of cases and cops have heard it many times.

    If there was only one accuser, maybe ... but two women who do not know each other? The party could be almost over. :cool:
     
  14. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    You understand that he's being accused of not wearing a condom right? :rolleyes:
     
  15. yg17 macrumors G5

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    That's a crime?
     
  16. Axemantitan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I posted two links to it in this thread an hour ago.
     
  17. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    from your link;

    it seems that;

    so it seems that in Sweden, if you say you're going to use a condom and then it turns out you don't, and the woman says stop! when she realizes you're not using one, even if she was willing when she thought you were going to use a condom, but you don't stop.......it might be illegal

    Not doubt we'll learn more about this before long
     
  18. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    Any woman in their right mind would say stop if this was the case ... the question is ... did he?
     
  19. King Mook Mook macrumors 6502

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    From the way I see it: she said no, regardless of her motives (though, the condom not working is certainly a good one). No means no guys. She said no, stop, he didn't stop. She no longer gave consent; she, effectively, withdrew it. It appears that he didn't care, and while he may not have heard, two different women accusing him seems to incriminate him further. Without that consent, and with his knowledge of her wanting the sex to stop, it's rape, pure and simple.
     
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    It's still all kind of fishy being brought up on charges after government documents were made public the timing seems just a little convenient.
     
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    Your answer is so correct ... this has happened to many women and the guys all use the same consensual excuse.

    are you serious? ... this is Rape in every country, not just Sweden. ... No and Stop mean just that.

    as the saying goes ... put a fork in him ...
     
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    This law is so broad, and a clear violation of the 1st amendment.
     
  23. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    It all seems EXTREMELY fishy to me. To women come forward who are peeved about the failure to use a condom.

    Then this becomes a rape case. This all happening to a guy with a history of pissing off the most powerful people on Earth.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the banks found a couple of women and payed them to come forward with charges of rape...
     

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