Julian Assange 1st Presser After Release On Bail

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RT | 17 December 2010 | The founder of the whistleblowing website Wikileaks released on bail by a British court says he will continue his work. An appeal by prosecutors to keep Julian Assange behind bars was rejected. But he’ll have to stay in Britain under house arrest until a decision is made on whether he should be extradited to Sweden over sexual assault allegations. That case was dropped in August, but later reopened, in a move widely seen as politically motivated.  

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    • Edger on December 17, 2010 at 6:42 pm
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    is gone fishing: US may charge Assange with conspiring to leak cables: report

    Or just gone. Completely.

    • sharon on December 17, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    with assange?

    • sharon on December 17, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    check out the guardian’s summary of the complaints against assange by ardin and wein.  they’ve managed to get unauthorized access to the swedish police logs.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/medi

    it’s mostly a time line so hard to pull details, but here’s the opening paragraphs:

    Documents seen by the Guardian reveal for the first time the full details of the allegations of rape and sexual assault that have led to extradition hearings against the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange.

    The case against Assange, which has been the subject of intense speculation and dispute in mainstream media and on the internet, is laid out in police material held in Stockholm to which the Guardian received unauthorised access.

    Assange, who was released on bail on Thursday, denies the Swedish allegations and has not formally been charged with any offence. The two Swedish women behind the charges have been accused by his supporters of making malicious complaints or being “honeytraps” in a wider conspiracy to discredit him.

  1. We’re seeing some really weird shit here. No problem avoiding an investigation into the Federal Reserve or the bogus justification for the Iraq invasion, but it’s quite okay to lock a guy up in solitary for wanting to release  information belonging to the citizens of the United States and which they have a right to know. In a most chilling way and as true threat to our very existence as a “so called” Democracy, we may be witnessing in the act of solitary confinement the subtle beginnings of governmental censorship of the media.  

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