The extraditions of Abu Hamza, Bary and Fawwaz are a major milestone in our effort to see these alleged high-level terrorists face American justice.Mary Gallagin, acting deputy head of the FBI • Speaking on court appearances and pending US trials for Abu Hamza, Adel Abdul Bary, and Khaled al-Fawwaz, three alleged terrorists sent from the UK to face a courtroom in New York today. The U.S. attempted to extradite Hamza back in 2004, relating to alleged hostage-taking in Yemen, and the British government tried and convicted him over solicitation of murder in 2006. source
Outside Assange: This looks to be a live feed from outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, in which Julian Assange is currently holed up. Police have been coming in and out of the building in which the embassy is located, and a van described as having diplomatic plates just pulled away from the scene. This appears to be a legitimate live stream, courtesy of an friendly-sounding citizen journalist named alburyj, who counts himself a fan of Assange. source
He is convinced that the U.S. is preparing charges. He feels that his asylum application is not about the crime accusations he faces in Sweden, but is about getting protected from the U.S.Julian Assange’s lawyer, Per Samuelson • Discussing why the Wikileaks founder is pushing so hard to receive political asylum from Ecuador at the moment, ahead of what appears to be a likely extradition from the United Kingdom to Sweden. “We had heard that the Ecuadoreans were sympathetic in relation to my struggles and the struggles of the organization with the United States,” Assange told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. recently, also noting that there’s a good chance his asylum bid may not go through. Even if it doesn’t, he feels that the motion at the very least shines light on the United States’ plans to charge him. Think he’s headed to Ecuador?
Well, that’s one way to win your extradition trial, Julian Assange. In what might be one of the more unlikely legal tactics out there, the WIkileaks founder’s defense team flew in former Swedish appellate court judge Brita Sundberg-Weitman to rip on the prosecutor in the case against Assange. Why? Because Sundberg-Weitman is willing to say in a court of law that prosecutor Marianne Ny has a ”rather biased view against men.” Oh, and there’s more: “She seems to take it for granted that everybody under prosecution is guilty. I think she is so preoccupied with the situation of battered women and raped women that she has lost balance.” Damn. How about them apples? source
» And if they do decide to extradite him: His lawyer, Mark Stephens, says that Assange plans to fight against it. The extradition process is designed as an easy transfer between Britain and Sweden, by the way.
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