There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nothing hidden that will not be made known. Everything you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight; what you have whispered in locked rooms will be proclaimed from the rooftops. – Luke 12:2-3
First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean. – Mathew 23:26
Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. — Proverbs 3:27
Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I know: I was blind but now I see. — Job 9:25
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the authorities are wrong. — Voltaire
To avoid transparency, you need to live in the darkness. — Paulo Coelho
Since the dawn of times: when the news was bad, the messenger was killed (Assange arrested today). — Paulo Coelho
A week following his first appearance in Court and following a second Court apearance, Julian Assange was granted bail on condition that his supporters found £240,000!
THe holding of Julian Assange in prison, the ludicrous bail conditions, he also has to wear an elctronic tag, makes a mockery of geunine rape cases, a mockery of the English legal system. If this is not a political show trial then what is?
Following his first Court apearance and detention last week, US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates welcomed his detention. Is this normal for an alleged rape case?
Hilary Clinton claimed Assange committed crimes against International Community! What International Law has he broken? Unlike Israel which has broken International Law – Right of Return of Refugees, Siege of Gaza, attacks on an aid flotilla on the High Seas – but not a bleep from Clinton. What did Wikiweaks do? Expose hypocrisy of people like Clinton.
Michael Moore wired $20,000. But this is a sick joke. A man wanted in South Africa for killing his wife was released on bail. The newspapers The New York Times, The Guardian and others who are doing very well out of the papers released to him should finance all of his legal costs.
Since when has an alleged rapist been top of Interpol’s most wanted list?
People were outside Court from 9am to get a seat for the 2pm hearing. The street crammed with TV broadcast vans. 70 people crammed into the Court, standing, sitting on the floor. Hearing lasted one and a half hours. Bail conditions: £240,000 bail, wear an electronic tag, surrender all travel documents, reside at an address in Suffolk, report to the police everyday, 8 hour curfew. £200,000 of the bail money has to be delivered to the Court in cash!
But he will NOT be released as Swedish prosecutors have appealed his release and cannot now be released until their appeal has been heard. Everyone had left Court in a celebratory mood, bail had been granted, then the Swedish prosecutor lodges an appeal
This is a mockery of the English legal system!
Supporters incl Michael Moore, Bianca Jagger, Jemima Khan, Ken Loach, John Pilger.
His Swedish defence lawyer is being stopped in Sweden from releasing evidence that would help his case.
I do not know what the state of play is this week, but last week, Swedish prosecutors had not provided any evidence, had not laid any charges, and yet he was detained without bail being granted.
Those who allege rape, were bragging about their sexual conquest of Julian Assange.
The European Arrest Warrant is seriously flawed as it has an underlying false assumtion that a fair trial can be had in all European countries which are signatories and that they comply with human rights.
What is alleged as ‘rape’ is not even recognised as rape in English law! There has still not been any charges formally laid. All the Swedish authorites want him for is questioning. Unless there is a hidden agenda, ie get him to Sweden for extraordinary rendition, why can they not question him in England?
Something is going very very wrong here.
Julian Assange is under 24-hour video surveillance, letters of support are not reaching him. A fine example to Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Burma how to deal with political prisoners and dissidents. That and the brutal crackdown on student demonstrators last week.
What is on trial is the Establishment! And they have been found guilty in the Court of World Opinion!
Life imitating art – read the Millennium trilogy for an insight of the dark side of the Swedish Criminal Justice System. Written by investigative journalist Stieg Larsson who had to spend his time in hiding due to death threats.
Please join Justice for Assange UK facebook group.
This is not a prosecution, this is persecution.
Please vote for Julian Assange as Time person of the year. Click on the facebook like.