The extradition of Julian Assange

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Julian Assange:

David Hardie writes: Luke Walladge (yesterday, comments) misses a key point in Crikey‘s argument regarding the potential extradition of Julian Assange to the US. Britain will not allow extradition of an individual on crimes that could result in a penalty of death. This places the US in a “Catch-22”: If they choose to charge Assange with espionage, then Britain will invoke the above convention and refuse extradition (arguably even to a third jurisdiction that would allow extradition).

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6 thoughts on “The extradition of Julian Assange

  1. Andrea

    “Keith Thomas writes: Paul Barry refers to the success of The New York Times’ paywall. I have subscribed to this service since it was launched and am very pleased with what I get for my $US35 a month.”

    I hope Keith Thomas is not really paying $US35 a month; it is costing me $15.

  2. kebab shop pizza

    The Iron Age?

  3. Humph01

    Bruce Dobbie – in answer to your closing question, almost certainly from the US Government

  4. Gavin Moodie

    Assange is no more a receiver of stolen goods than any other journalist who publishes leaked information, which must be just about every one of them.

  5. Gavin Moodie


    Love your work.

  6. Kevin Tyerman

    I assume that Bruce Dobbie believes that all journalists who publish leaked
    documents, or information obtained from them, should be gaoled.
    That would certainly curtail scrutiny of governments, and pretty much
    end investigative journalism that is in the public interest.

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