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January 04, 2021

British Judge Rejects Assange Extradition

This was unexpected. The British district court judge Vanessa Baraitser rejected the U.S. extradition request against Julian Assange:

Kevin Gosztola - 11:07 UTC · Jan 4, 2021
BREAKING: Judge rules against US extradition of Julian Assange, contending extradition would be oppressive by reason of Assange’s mental health

The British judge said that the U.S. prison system is too brutal to be trusted with the health of Assange.

Kevin Gosztola @kgosztola - 10:57 UTC · Jan 4, 2021
Baraitser says Assange is at high risk of suicide and that there is a "real risk" he will be detained subject to special administrative measures (SAMs) in US prison, especially because intelligence community is hostile to him
Baraitser: Extradition would be oppressive by reason of Assange’s mental health
The United States government's mass incarceration system just lost them their case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
Holy shit, the judge ends saying she is satisfied that procedures described by US would not prevent Assange from finding a way to commit suicide in US supermax prison
The judge and defense are discussing an application for bail. US government is going to immediately appeal.

The full ruling is available here.

Caitlin Johnstone @caitoz - 11:14 UTC · Jan 4, 2021

UPDATE: Judge ordered no extradition for Assange, and orders him released from Belmarsh Prison, both due to suicide risk concerns. The US has confirmed that it will appeal extradition ruling. He's still jailed, court is in recess and then they'll discuss possible bail or release.

It's likely they'll keep him jailed until after the US appeals the ruling, as Medhurst explains. We're definitely not out of the woods yet. But getting out of Belmarsh is excellent.

This is not a win for freedom of speech or a free press. The judge has accepted the U.S. prosecution arguments against Assange. The extradition rejection is solely on humanitarian grounds.

Anyway, the British government seems to have grown a spine? We can then hope that the U.S.government's appeal will fail.

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and adkc, i do hope you ability to assess data is better with covid then it is here, as i am now not confident in any of it and will be viewing your observations here forward differently...

Posted by: james | Jan 6 2021 17:19 utc | 201

I think your a rubbish musician and you and your band look stoned on Prozac.
Put that vid up again for a laugh.
You think it’s perfectly alright for the far right to insult people.
But people on the left should be meek and mild.
You bring this blog down to the level of juvenile playground.

Posted by: Mark2 | Jan 6 2021 18:07 utc | 202


You'll have to explain where my assessment is wrong.

You should always do your own research, try not to be unduly swayed by your own prejudices or the position or influence of others, come to your own decision and be prepared to reassess and change your mind on an ongoing basis.

Posted by: ADKC | Jan 6 2021 18:17 utc | 203

There’s a good short Visio here from outside the Julian Assange hearing. A bad day for journalism, free speech and all the public.
Support fascist trump and say good buy to free speech.

Posted by: Mark2 | Jan 6 2021 19:18 utc | 204

What on earth is going on in the UK? MI6 and the Porton Down ghouls have had months on end to Novichok­© Assange and blame Russia. His eternal detention, inevitable infection with SuperCOVID® and intubation/assassination by the NIH in the UK's COVID of Justice Death Chambers is too predictable and boring. It will only draw bad press for the UK.

What are you up to, MI-6? The CIA is watching you. They're the guys next to you on the couch. You're smoking meth with them right now!

Posted by: PavewayIV | Jan 6 2021 19:19 utc | 205

Here’s the link

Posted by: Mark2 | Jan 6 2021 19:19 utc | 206

@ 204 adkc quote @ 184 "You just want everyone to hate on Circe and are blinkered in this regard.

Posted by: ADKC | Jan 6 2021 11:32 utc | 184

you are wrong on that... i thought it was obvious what i was referring to... i don't want anyone to hate anyone... i would just like some sanity at moa.. it gets tiring dealing with someone always yelling 'fire' in a crowded theatre which is basically how i view circe..

Posted by: james | Jan 6 2021 19:32 utc | 207

PavewayIV | Jan 6 2021 19:19 utc | 206

They are putting off until tomorrow something they could have done before.
Basically they are waiting till Biden takes over and the next act of the class and interbloc wars start.

In fact they are carefully using Assange as a distraction while they note who are defending him, (which alt media) after which they will systematically close them down or subvert them. (Buy them out and change subtly "the" message). When the magician shows his right hand, watch the other one to see what is coming out. Rabbits or more cards?

Just about the CIA - Brennan and friends; they are not in the clear until Biden is effectively in the White house. There is a lot riding on a changing of the guard. Not only the abilities of the 5 eyes, but the dollar, the grand reset, previous operations. The Rothschilds don't want their private army to be disbanded, and servants have to be seen to be rewarded not punished, if they want the absolute obedience and Omerta to continue.

They may be smoking meth but it is only to pass the time. Maybe they are cooking up new false flags, haven't had a major one in a long time.


Posted by: Stonebird | Jan 6 2021 21:35 utc | 208

craig murrays latest from today Both Tortuous and Torturous

Posted by: james | Jan 6 2021 23:24 utc | 209

anyone who says anything of use in what pos mark2 or wanker circe post can't be helped. more power to your your fine (and considered) contributions, james!

Posted by: tucenz | Jan 8 2021 6:42 utc | 210

tucenz | Jan 8 2021 6:42 utc | 211

sees not says.
must use Preview always..

Posted by: tucenz | Jan 8 2021 6:46 utc | 211

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