The Australian federal politicians have explicitly called on the US to drop the prosecution of Julian Assange, who remains in Belmarsh prison in the UK, warning of “a sharp and sustained outcry in Australia” if the WikiLeaks founder is extradited.

  • sin_free_for_00_days@sopuli.xyz
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    10 months ago

    LOL, get fucked. Why does Australia care what happens to this rapist? I don’t get why they condone raping. I mean, I guess Australia doesn’t have any classified information that anyone would get in trouble for publishing, so it can’t be that. Right?

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      10 months ago

      The rape story was part of a mud campaign. It was made up and the world fell for it. What happens here is: A journalist publishes proofs of US war crimes. And the war criminals (US gov) come after him because of exactly that. Their message is clear: who ever reports on our crimes will be destroyed. This is a fight against press freedom and against the democratic freedom as we think to know it.

      https://www.republik.ch/2020/01/31/nils-melzer-about-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange

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        10 months ago

        Statute of limitations. Fleeing the country is a great trick if you can manage it. Roman Polanski had the same idea

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      Rape is not why we have him, and is sort of irrelevant. If you dig into it, the original rape charge was a little dubious (or at least over-implied, but not a hill I’m gonna die on - I’m just saying there’s more there and look it up for yourself if you want the context for that comment), but the guy can get fucked for entirely different reasons.