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June 26, 2013
We understand that the arrival of Mr. Snowden in Russia creates issues for the Russian government to consider. We have made clear that there is a legal basis, a clear legal basis for Russia to expel Mr. Snowden, in our view. And we’ve made that view known and are now having conversations accordingly.
Jay Carney • Confirming the Obama Administration has no plans to end its quest for the extradition of Edward Snowden, the man accused of treason by the Justice Department for blowing the whistle on NSA surveillance programs, despite yesterday’s less-than-encouraging remarks from Russian President Vladimir Putin. Snowden is currently seeking asylum in Ecuador; however, government officials say processing his application could take several weeks. source
14:03 // 9 months ago
June 25, 2013
15:10 // 9 months ago
June 23, 2013

Edward Snowden to seek political asylum in Ecuador

That’s the Ecuadorian foreign minister on the bottom. So does this mean Snowden isn’t going to Cuba or Venezuela anymore? Or perhaps he is going to land in one of those countries, but only en route to Ecuador? And what happened to Iceland? This already-fascinating story is getting moreso by the hour. Also, we spent far too many hours playing and watching “Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?" as kids, so in a sense, we’ve been preparing for this story for the last twenty years.

15:19 // 9 months ago
June 11, 2013

How does Hong Kong rate on extraditions?

  • 47 extraditions from Hong Kong to the U.S.. since 2003, the 18th highest figure of the 137 nations who have participated in extradition throughout that period. Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who leaked classified details of widespread data surveillance of American citizens, fled to Hong Kong in an attempt to avoid prosecution by the U.S. government, but as the above figure demonstrates, whether the gamble will pay off is yet very uncertain. source
18:56 // 10 months ago
October 6, 2012
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
16:16 // 1 year ago
August 15, 2012

Report: Van with diplomatic plates leaves Ecuadorian embassy in London

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

19:17 // 1 year ago
June 27, 2012
11:20 // 1 year ago
June 21, 2012
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?
20:28 // 1 year ago
May 30, 2012

Wikileaks: Julian Assange’s extradition looking more and more likely

  • decision After 18 months of wrangling through the system, Britain’s Supreme Court let a lower court decision regarding Wikileaks founder’s Julian Assange’s extradition stand, limiting his legal options and making his extradition to Sweden all the more likely.
  • options Assange isn’t completely out of options — the court gave his lawyers two weeks to appeal the decision one last time. “This is not the final outcome. What we have here is retribution from the U.S.,” said Wikileaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson. source

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10:27 // 1 year ago
December 5, 2011
Julian Assange gets one last change to fight extradition: The Wikileaks leader has 14 days to make his case in front of the British Supreme Court (regarding a single technicality). This is his final lifeline — if this falls through, he heads to Sweden to face sexual assault charges. source Follow ShortFormBlog

Julian Assange gets one last change to fight extradition: The Wikileaks leader has 14 days to make his case in front of the British Supreme Court (regarding a single technicality). This is his final lifeline — if this falls through, he heads to Sweden to face sexual assault charges. source

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10:53 // 2 years ago