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November 21 2019

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@wikileaks: While the world knows Julian's name has been cleared in Sweden, he is sitting in a cell in Belmarsh prison, probably unaware of the news. The Prison cancelled all visits today. Don´t Extradite Assange!

May 14 2019

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GETTING JULIAN ASSANGE: THE UNTOLD STORY

“Veteran investigative journalist @JohnPilger exposes Swedens politically motivated ‘rape’ allegations against my son fellow Australian journalist Julian Assange A MUST read! The timeline of political persecution & abuse of legal process. Step by step!” ― @AssangeMrs

August 07 2018

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Public library. Malmö, Sweden.

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May 27 2017

Human Rights Lawyer: Sweden Dropping Investigation of WikiLeaks' Assange is "Long Overdue Decision"

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Swedish prosecutors have dropped an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Assange has denied the allegations, which he calls a pretext for his ultimate extradition to the U.S. to face prosecution under the Espionage Act. Since 2012, Assange has taken refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. It’s not clear whether Assange will emerge any time soon. "This is a small victory, but in this long road to free Julian Assange and all the people working for WikiLeaks," says our guest Renata Avila, a Courage Foundation trustee and human rights lawyer. "But it will finally help us lawyers to focus on the main issue, which is the persecution, the political persecution, and imminent prosecution of Julian Assange in the United States."

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May 19 2017

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Julian Assange case: Sweden dropped the investigation!

  • @wikileaks: BREAKING: Sweden has dropped its case against Julian Assange and will revoke its arrest warrant. Background: twitter.com/wikileaks/stat…

  • @wikileaks: UK states it will arrest Assange regardless & refuses to confirm or deny whether it has already received an extradition request from the US.

  • @wikileaks: UK refuses to confirm or deny whether it has already received a US extradition warrant for Julian Assange. Focus now moves to UK.

  • @JulianAssange: Detained for 7 years without charge by while my children grew up and my name was slandered. I do not forgive or forget.

  • @JulianAssange: justice4assange.com

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  • @avilarenata: FINALLY Sweden will do what @UNHumanRights ordered more than a year ago: End the Arbitrary Detention of #Assange. UK must cooperate

  • @avilarenata: UK insists violating Assange Human Rights. Exercising right to asylum is not Jumping Bail. news.met.police.uk/news/statement… Australia must act.

  • @avilarenata: #Australia must act to protect its citizen @JulianAssange but they do not do anything. Why? Political persecution. Defend his asylum.

  • @avilarenata: Jumping bail they say. Seeking asylum we say.

  • @avilarenata: Pathetic attempt by Swedish prosecution authority to justify their incompetence and arbitrary treatment. Reality = it was political.

  • @avilarenata: #Assange This woman claims to work for justice. Refused to advance an investigation for 7 years. Now she blames #Ecuador on her incompetence

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  • @avilarenata: #Ecuador cooperated to the fullest with Swedish authorities. Incredible that an arbitrary detention conducted by Sweden is blamed on them.

  • @avilarenata: Don't expect gentle treatment of the press on #Assange case but don't be mislead by them. Today's victory evidences an arbitrary prosecution

  • @avilarenata: #Assange case Incredible that no one is questioning the refusal of Marianne Ny to conduct telephone interview or visit UK during YEARS.

  • @avilarenata: Journalists reporting #Assange case, the prosecutor had 5 alternatives to interrogate him. She arbitrarily refused to conduct interview 5 yr

  • @avilarenata: Dear media, if you want to "battle #FakeNews, be congruent and check your facts while reporting about @JulianAssange case.

  • @avilarenata: Journos reporting on @JulianAssange case: the alleged offense in UK is disputed and an excuse to keep him captive

    Statement on Julian Assange

    Met's position following decision by Ms Marianne Ny, in relation to the Swedish authorities investigation

  • @avilarenata: The battle for @JulianAssange and @wikileaks freedom continues. Donate to help close the US investigation

    COURAGE - Wikileaks Staff Legal Expenses

    The WikiLeaks official legal and public defence fund is raised and run by the Courage Foundation. The fund is for legal fees, and does not go to WikiLeaks' core operations.

  • @avilarenata: @Snowden and others urge @POTUS to drop case against @JulianAssange and @wikileaks

    Edward Snowden and others urge Trump to drop case against Assange

    Snowden among more than 100 signatories to open letter to president calling for clemency for Julian Assange and other WikiLeaks staff members

  • @avilarenata: Next in @JulianAssange case: defend his asylum. In today´s world ignoring political asylum will be an epic mistake. Stand in solidarity.

May 12 2015

11 May 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1617 days. 
 – 1057 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1811 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1163 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 972 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1909 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • WikiLeaks tweeted that it will release a “publication relating to Germany, EU, US, and UK” tomorrow.

Julian Assange News:

  • The Swedish Supreme Court ruled 4-1 against Julian Assange’s appeal to remove the arrest warrant against him.
    • The Justice who issued the dissenting ruling stated that the arrest warrant was “in violation of the principle of proportionality” and the reasons for continued detention did not “outweigh the intrusion and inconvenience” it caused Assange.
    • Sweden’s Bar Association head Anne Ramberg said that the split decision indicated the court could still change its mind.
    • Assange lawyer Per E Samuelson commented, “We are of course disappointed, and critical of the Supreme Court’s way of handling the case. This decision has been taken without letting us close our argument.”
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April 24 2015

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April 07 2015

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  • @kelu:

    https://www.swedishweekly.com/feminist-goes-crazy-when-compared-to-swedish-nationalist/

  • @naich:

    One shaves armpits, one doesn't, but both are full of shit.

  • @kelu:

    True enough, but Swedish politics seem to be detached from sanity all-around.
    You have two mainstay parties: the Social Democrats, who have been in charge almost all the time since the 1930s, who have built the Folkhemmet, made Sweden into one of the best places to live in the world, and now want to undo it by taking in unsustainable numbers of third world refugees. Then you have the Moderate Party, who is economically liberal and socially conservative and wants to dismantle the Folkhemmet for MUH FREE MARKET.
    In such circumstances I find it hardly surprising that naive youth are flocking to the populist nationalists, who are steadily gaining support and went from being a non-existant niche group who cannot into elections, to the third biggest party in Riksdag over the span of a decade.
    And what's the ruling party's reaction? Yeah, outlaw any discussion on the topic of immigration.
    Sweden used to be an example of how the left ideals (granted, coupled with the Scandinavian society's values) can create an exemplary people's state.
    Now it's turning into a cautionary tale of how the same ideals can lead to ruin if you overdo it.
    Not excusing the nationalists, but I can see how one could be led to support them.

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March 14 2015

13 March 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1558 days. 
 – 998 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1752 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1104 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 913 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1850 days.

WikiLeaks News:

  • SomersetBean created an infographic depicting various numerical information about WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, such as how many documents have been released and how long Assange has been detained without charge. (Spanish version)

Julian Assange News:

  • The Swedish Prosecution Office has made a request to question Julian Assange in London and take a DNA test.
    • Assange’s lawyer Per E Samuelson commented on the request, noting that Assange has been asking to be questioned in London for over four years. He said they are glad about the request, but irritated that it took so long.
    • Regarding the DNA test, Samuelson said, “We don’t know why she is asking for it once more.” A DNA sample was taken from Assange in 2010 (see p. 38).
    • While the prosecution states their decision is based on upcoming statute of limitations, Samuelson said, “We think that the prosecutor general, who has taken over the case, probably told Prosecutor Ny to interview Assange in London.” The prosecutor general has had responsibility over the case since Assange’s Supreme Court appeal was accepted on March 10.
    • WikiLeaks tweeted, “Note that the US case continues and that the UK has previously stated that it will arrest Assange anyway, even if Sweden were to withdraw.” Samuelson also stated that Assange will keep his asylum as long as the US investigation is ongoing.
    • WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson commented on the news, saying the prosecution has long stalled the investigation and that “the entire saga is a black stain on the human rights record of Sweden”.
    • The Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry welcomed the decision but criticized the delay saying, “Since the first day we offered to take statements,” and noting that Assange has now been in the Embassy nearly 1000 days.
    • Journalist John Pilger called the prosecutor’s behavior “scandalous” saying, “She has wasted four and a half years of Assange’s life”.
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February 06 2015

5 February 2015

Julian Assange has been detained without charge for 1522 days. 
 – 962 days inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Chelsea Manning has been in prison for 1716 days.  
Jeremy Hammond has been in prison for 1068 days.
Barrett Brown
has been in prison for 877 days.
A secret Grand Jury on WikiLeaks has been active for 1814 days.

Julian Assange News:

  • WikiLeaks released a video from the UN in which Sweden Director-General Anders Rönquist states that there is no limit to pre-trial or pre-charge detention in Sweden. Assange commented, “Sweden has imported Guantanamo’s most shameful legal practice – indefinite detention without charge.”
  • The cost of 24/7 police surveillance outside the Ecuadorian Embassy reached £10 million.
  • In response to a FOIA request, the Metropolitan Police refused to disclose details of the ongoing police operations around the Ecuadorian Embassy.
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February 03 2015

mr-absentia
Ecuador Representative to the UN Maria Fernanda Espinosa believes there is an ‘open door’ for dialogue with Sweden regarding Julian Assange’s situation. This comes after Assange’s case was brought up during Sweden’s UN Universal Periodic Review.
— from @wikileaks (Feb. 2 2015)

January 23 2015

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On January 26 Sweden will have its Universal Periodic Review by the United Nations Human Rights Council. Criticism of the Swedish prosecution’s handling will be addressed. It will be followed by a live-streamed press conference with WikiLeaks staffers Kristinn Hrafnsson and Sarah Harrison and Assange lawyers Baltasar Garzon and Melinda Taylor.
— from @wikileaks (Jan. 22 2015)

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