back to article Assange™ to SQUAT in Ecuadorian broom closet for ANOTHER FIVE YEARS (maybe)

Julian Assange can set his alarm clock to wake him up in roughly five years' time, when he will be able to walk out of the Ecuadorian Embassy a free man – well, once he settles the matter of breaching his bail conditions with Scotland Yard, that is. The reason? As spotted by lawyer David Allen Green, Swedish law of limitation …

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            1. Anonymous Coward
              Anonymous Coward

              Re: Saville (If you were Assange)

              Yes I understand it is extremely difficult to check and establish 'facts' given that the accused is dead and the time which has passed since the alleged incidents.

              The name Jimmy Saville was used as a topical example that outwardly appearing to do good works and an individual's personal moral or criminal conduct do not go hand in hand.

              The OP was struggling with the fact that people are selective in their beliefs if faced with a dichotomy. Its a human failing, its just that a fair proportion see this in others and understand how to exploit it. This is generally by making themselves out to be a victim while subtly reminding you of their importance or sanctity.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: If you were Assange

      The sexual case against Assange is weak at best, with "Victims" having dinner with him the next day.

      You may want to research the issues surrounding the definition and after effects of rape, but that aside, if the case is so weak, then why not face the court hearing and get it dealt with?

      Remember Assange was allowed to leave Sweden.

      That is a rather liberal interpretation of "free to leave". Assange ran when he was told by his lawyer he was about to be picked up again, a fact the lawyer admitted after some stiff questioning.

      And a few weeks in an English jail over bail issues will not worry him.

      Well, so far he seems to prefer holing up in the embassy. Nothing is stopping him from coming out and submitting himself to the sort of legal processes any of us has to abide by, he's not special.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: If you were Assange

        " Nothing is stopping him from coming out and submitting himself to the sort of legal processes any of us has to abide by, he's not special."

        That's not what his fan club say ... from some of the stuff spouted over the years, anything at all against Assange is an attack on Wikileaks and obviously under the influence of the US.

        If he had any brains he would've realised what would happen following the W/L disclosures and stayed squeaky clean legally so this sort of thing couldn't happen, or then when charged, stayed and answered the case, and if found innocent then start the grandstanding about extradition. Running off and hiding under the protection of a Convention that no-one outside South America recognises just makes it look as though he has things to hide, not things to talk about.

  1. x 7

    why does he have to squat in the closet? Don't the Equadorians have western toilets?

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