WikiLeaks’ Assange “happy about today’s outcome” After Extradition Hearing

(3 pm. – promoted by DDadmin)

Following his initial extradition hearing today in Belmarsh Magistrates Court, London, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he was “happy about today’s outcome” and “said the skeleton argument he and his legal team hastily produced over Christmas will be made publicly available later” reports the UK Guardian in an article published this morning.

This outlines “some important issues which will be gone into in detail on 6 and 7 February”, he said, according to the Guardian.

“I would also like to say that our work with WikiLeaks continues unabated and we are stepping up our publishing for matters relating to ‘cablegate’ and other materials. This will shortly be occurring through our newspaper partners around the world, big and small newspapers and some human rights organisations.”

In today’s 10-minute session, Assange’s QC, Geoffrey Robertson, said all legal preparations are in place for a full two-day extradition hearing next month.

District judge Nicholas Evans released Assange, who spoke only to confirm his name, age and address, on conditional bail. Assange, who wore a dark suit and light-coloured shirt, listented intently as he sat behind a glass screen at the top security court.

Judge Evans also modified the terms of his bail to allow him to stay at the Frontline Club in Paddington on February 6th and 7th so he will not have far to travel for the full two-day extradition hearing in February.

His bail terms had previously required him to stay at at the home of Vaughan Smith, founder of The FrontLine Club – the journalists’ club in London where Assange had stayed before his arrest in December – since he was originally granted bail on December 16, 2010.

Assange appeared outside the court today with a public statement and was videoed by Euronews:


    • Edger on January 11, 2011 at 18:00

    next months hearing frees him completely.

  1. I have been a big fan of Maddow since her Air America days.

    I have noticed recently she has been acting like cable news personality hoping for more mainstream access, and tailoring her views to improve her chances.

    She was on the NBC Today Show a few weeks ago and Matt Lauer ( or Chuck Todd) made a reference to Julian Assange as being “sleazy”, Maddow just smiled and nodded, implying agreement.

    I am not the only one noticing Maddow’s downward slide:

    “From the Maddow blog:

    MADDOW [Notice the loaded framing of the question by Maddow]: Can your suspicion about the forces arrayed against Julian Assange and Wikileaks – your suspicion about the timing and pursuit of these charges – coexist with respect  for the women making these accusations against him and with a commitment to take rape allegations seriously, even when the person accused is someone that for other reasons you like? [What PC liberal or person with any sense is going to declare that he “doesn’t respect women” in front of a whole audience of liberals?   These are strawmen questions, marshalled for pure rhetorical effect.]

    MOORE: …Every woman who claims to have been sexually assaulted or raped has to be, must be, taken seriously. [This is something of a non-issue. But, “every woman”??? What about a woman who has been paid or coerced into false accusations? Police and intelligence services have a long tradition of doing exactly that, under a variety of ruses. And obviously neither Moore nor Maddow have heard of J.P. Sartre’s The Respectful Prostitute / La putain respecteuse (1946)]   Those charges have to be investigated to the fullest extent possible,” Moore said. “For too long, and too many women have been abused in our society , because they were not listened to, and they just got shoved aside. . . .So I think these two alleged victims have to be taken seriously and Mr. Assange has to answer the questions…” 

    Maddow’s snide all-out attack on the credibility of WikiLeaks, using an obviously misleading cable from the US diplomatic mission in Havana about “the banning of Michael Moore’s SICKO” (which never took place) set a new standard for service to the empire.  But by leaving out the full context of the story, and by doing contortions to present WikiLeaks and its intentions in a bad light, Maddow implied that WikiLeaks is no reliable journalistic organization, or worse, an instrument for sinister purpose


  2. From General Dynamics.

    What Does That Mean?

    That would mean the one YOU have

    Is an INSECURE piece of shit

    Now truth be told I have not even looked up any of Julian Assange’s alleged “top secret” shit.  I have been doing it for TEN YEARS now,eleven if you count 911.

    In plain sight, just like them stones in Georgia.  George Soros, Rockefeller and other globalists illuminaries told us MONTHS ago the internet soon would not exist.  Plenty of time to mount a psy-op campaign doncha think!

    I said a long time ago “net neutrality”, as the commerical world presented it was never the real issue.  The issue is about YOU having the possibility however infinitesimally minute that is how, of gaining access to a “world” audience.  They want you plugging into their lamestream shit.  The what/how/you must think THIS way artificial Matrix reality THEY manufacture for sheeple.  A target audience, the gen-x compliance dweebs, self-absorbed, “tech savvy” squeamish little hamburgers with legs Facebook zombinals.

    Engineered,planned,think tanked and now executed.  The I patriot act and soon to be 666 Mark of the Fucking Beast implantable secure IDENTITY microchips.

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