words fail: Julian Assange has been arrested: updated
...with a Q to all: many of you have likely read the other diaries here on Assange's arrest, and you may know if this has already been covered on those threads. What I'm wondering is if it would be helpful for me to do a separate post on 'What's next for Assange?', albeit there's a lot of sorta conflicting/confusing information on that Q.
I'll let Tweets and the terrifying video do the talking:
Assange has been arrested in relation to a US extradition request for "conspiracy with Chelsea Manning" for publishing Iraq War Logs, Cablegate, Afghan War Logs, precisely the persecution for which he was granted asylum under the 1951 Refugee Convention in 2012. @unhumanrights pic.twitter.com/i0TezO3SdK
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 11, 2019
— Jen Robinson (@suigenerisjen) April 11, 2019
The greatest traitor in Ecuadorian and Latin American history, Lenin Moreno, allowed the British police to enter our embassy in London to arrest Assange.
Moreno is a corrupt man, but what he has done is a crime that humanity will never forget. https://t.co/XhT51MA6c6
— Rafael Correa (@MashiRafael) April 11, 2019
the timing? just after this fukkery:
Spanish Police Probe Extortion Scheme Involving Surveillance on Assange
— Consortium News (@Consortiumnews) April 11, 2019
and from Dec. 2018:
Here's a police's clipboard captured outside the embassy by a photographer. The handwritten tactical notes show instructions to seize Julian Assange “under all circumstances”, including under diplomatic immunity or 'in a diplomatic bag'.https://t.co/6hdO91xMZA
— Hanna Jonasson (@AssangeLegal) December 6, 2018