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Assange Loses Latest Round In Extradition Fight 296

Richard_at_work writes "After losing his appeal to the UK Supreme Court a couple of weeks ago, Assange's lawyer was given leave to seek a reopening of the case on particular grounds — the UK Supreme Court has now rejected those grounds and upheld its earlier ruling that Assange should be extradited, which could happen in the next few days."
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Assange Loses Latest Round In Extradition Fight

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  • Re:Hang on. (Score:3, Interesting)

    by shaitand ( 626655 ) on Thursday June 14, 2012 @11:16AM (#40322927) Journal

    Sex without a condom isn't rape in most countries including the UK. He is wanted for questioning related to that, but isn't charged with any crime in any country.

  • Re:Buggars! (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Xest ( 935314 ) on Thursday June 14, 2012 @12:14PM (#40323593)

    The fundamental issue is that these are different interpretations of the law than those reached in hundreds of other past similar cases, including some far more aggressive than this.

    I feel sorry for those girls who have been told by the courts they weren't raped in far less pleasant ordeals than this, yet this, a much more borderline case, is affirmed as rape.

    It's frankly disgusting.

  • by crazyjj ( 2598719 ) * on Thursday June 14, 2012 @12:22PM (#40323665)

    I should also point out that if you google her name, there are allegations of some serious ties to the CIA via her odd history of involvement with anti-Castro groups in Cuba. Can't imagine why a CIA operative would be in the West Bank with an innocent Christian group trying to get close to Palestinian leaders, though.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14, 2012 @12:34PM (#40323773)

    And, no, she wasn't asleep. Or were you there observing?

    Look, we know that he pulled the kecks of the USA government down and showed everyone the skidmarks. But putting a vendetta on a bloke for pointing out your failures as a country is even worse behaviour than the despicable acts JA told everyone about.

  • by luncheon ( 1121123 ) on Thursday June 14, 2012 @01:35PM (#40324907) Homepage
    Have you even read any of the cables? 'boring diplomatic gossip' is the only stuff the mainstream media wanted to publish, there's more interesting stuff there like Shapiro's involvement on the 2002 Chavez coup d'etat, smear campaigns to Ullanta Umala and Rafael Correa, and so on and so forth...
  • Bingo (Score:4, Interesting)

    by ThatsNotPudding ( 1045640 ) on Thursday June 14, 2012 @01:37PM (#40324955)
    No doubt he was easily setup as they knew he was massively vain and sexually creepy. That's the real tragedy of Wikileaks; they are forever tarred by this fundamentally flawed human being.

    But to believe this has *nothing* to do with US hegemony is truly ignorant - especially in light of Hillary Clinton just happening to 'drop by' Sweden this week. I wouldn't be surprised if Assange touches down at Gitmo instead.
  • Re:Hang on. (Score:4, Interesting)

    by shaitand ( 626655 ) on Thursday June 14, 2012 @06:00PM (#40329171) Journal

    When the woman wanted to have sex with him but only with a condom but didn't care enough to enforce that beyond the honor system. In your mind that constitutes the cruel and vicious physical attack that is rape? I'm sorry but there is no set of circumstances under which the woman wants to be penetrated and it is still rape. There are few where she could find out something later that is a different crime for instance if the man had a life threatening STD but it doesn't magically become rape as well. Actual rape is a vicious crime on par with attempted murder. There are real rape victims out there and this demeans them.

    You can't rape by technicality. Rape isn't about a technical contract of consent it's about physically forcing yourself on to an unwilling sex partner. If you knowingly force yourself on an unwilling partner as a condition of doing something for them or not telling their partner about an affair or some other terms THAT is rape.

The only possible interpretation of any research whatever in the `social sciences' is: some do, some don't. -- Ernest Rutherford