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The mother of Assange accuses May distraction from Brexit

After the spectacular arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in London, the tug of war begins a delivery of the 47-year-old Australian to the United State

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The mother of Assange accuses May distraction from Brexit

After the spectacular arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in London, the tug of war begins a delivery of the 47-year-old Australian to the United States. Legal experts explained on Friday that the case could be negotiated over years before the UK courts and ultimately before the European court of justice.

assange's lawyer announced that her client would contest the extradition request "and fight"; a hearing on the 2. Is scheduled for may.

"in view of the extradition arrangements between the United Kingdom and the United States, it will be very hard, this delivery challenge," said the legal expert Anthony Hanratty, of the law firm BDB Pitmans to the British "Times". He also referred to the "trust and cooperation between the two countries".

With the "aggressive, brutal, illegal arrest" should be distracted from Brexit: Christine Assange criticises Theresa May. (Archive image) image: John Pryke/EPA/Keystone

In previous similar cases, have taken the extradition procedure years. Two extradition requests from the USA but were unsuccessful: In the past year, two British judges blocked the extradition of alleged hacker, Lauri Love to the United States. Also the extradition of the British hacker Gary McKinnon to be penetrated into military computer systems, was stopped after a ten-year legal dispute. In both cases, the health condition of the hackers played a role.

In the "most overcrowded prison in England"

British media reports, Assange is being held currently in Wandsworth prison in South London. There he was in 2010, nine days due to the investigation of an alleged rape in Sweden in custody. Wandsworth is considered to be "the overfill test prison in England". Nearly 1,600 prisoners there.

Australian Consulate staff would strive as soon as possible to be a visit with Assange, said Australia's foreign Minister, Marise Payne. She was "convinced" that Assange "is treated fairly".

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May had said on Thursday, with a view to Assange, no one is above the law. Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison said that Assange could not expect "special treatment" on the part of his native country.

assange's mother who lives in Australia reacted particularly angrily to the Statements of Mays. You accused her via Twitter to the Public of the problems around the Brexit to be distracted by "the most aggressive, brutal, illegal detention of my brave, tortured, and award-winning journalists welcomes son".

Assange was arrested on Thursday after seven years in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Quito had previously revoked the political asylum for the 47-Year-old, due to the publication of secret U.S. documents is considered by many in the United States as an enemy of the state.

death penalty in the USA

fears, According to Scotland Yard, the access on Thursday was in response to a Court order from 2012, due to breach of bail conditions, as well as "at the instigation of the United States," the request for his extradition because of hacking allegations. Assange's supporters fear further US accusations of secret treason, and perhaps the death penalty.

In the UK threatens to Assange because of the breach of bail conditions up to a year in prison. In the United States, he must reckon in connection with charges of conspiracy to attack government computer with up to five years in prison.

The charges relate to the publication of hundreds of thousands of secret government had been leaked documents in 2010 and 2011, the Wikileaks by former US soldier Chelsea Manning. 2010, Wikileaks posted Video caused worldwide consternation that shows the deadly shelling of several Iraqi civilians by a U.S. combat helicopter in 2007.

Meanwhile, was taken in Ecuador Assange-employees. Minister of the interior María Paula Romo told the radio station Sonorama that the arrest was made when the "very close" associates of assange got to Japan, want to travel. Information on the identity of the arrested they did not. A media report, it's supposed to be a Sweden that is specialized in security technology and encryption. (oli/afp)

Created: 12.04.2019, 15:25 PM

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