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Extradition approved: Judge disregards Julian Assange lawyer’s whining

First Julian Assange’s lawyer was whining that some information about his client was leaked to the media and that he didn’t want his client suffering a “trial by media.”  (Quite rich, for a man who made his millions by leaking secret documents to the world, eh?)

And now this…. When fighting extradition, Assange’s lawyer first tried the tack of saying that what his client did in Sweden would not be considered rape in Britain and then claimed that extraditing Assange to Sweden would be violating his Human Rights, because once in Sweden, he may further be extradited to the United States to face charges for leaking diplomatic secrets which could possibly result in the death penalty.

But the judge – a wise man – would hear none of that according to this story at the DailyMail

Announcing his decision, District Judge Howard Riddle said extraditing Assange to Sweden would not breach his human rights.

He also disagreed with defence lawyers’ claims that what Assange is accused of doing would not actually amount to rape in this country.

And he dismissed the argument that the whistleblower would not receive a fair trial, despite a certain amount of negative publicity surrounding the case.

So it will probably go to appeal in the next seven days or so.  Of course Assange’s lawyer, Mark Stephens, is parlaying this into a charge that Europe needs a unified system of justice.  These libs and their lack of respect for the right of a country to make and enforce it’s own laws is astounding!

And ok – on a personal note – who lets a man out of the house dressed like this?

Seriously dude!  Somebody get that man a gift certificate to the Image Coach, stat!!

Karma, lovely Karma

Bwaaahahahahaaa!  I don’t really believe in Karma, per se.  But sometimes that’s the best word for what happens.  Delicious!

Via NewsBusters:

Julian Assange is angry at the UK Guardian for publishing details of sexual assault allegations against him based on…wait for it…a leaked police report. Stones, glass houses, etc.

Assange is especially peeved, the Times reported, that the Guardian “selectively published” details of that report. Gee, you mean that publishing only sensational excerpts of leaked private information might present an incomplete and misleading narrative to the paper’s readers that could damage the reputations of those involved? You don’t say.

Via Yahoo:

“I do not like the idea that Julian may be forced into a trial in the media,” Hurtig said. “And I feel especially concerned that he will be presented with the evidence in his own language for the first time when reading the newspaper. I do not know who has given these documents to the media, but the purpose can only be one thing – trying to make Julian look bad.”

No worries, mate!  He’s got that “looking bad” thing handled all by himself.  And, well, you know what they say – what goes around comes around.  Welcome to justice, Julian Assange-style.

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