Trying to answer the question…
I saw a tweet this morning that I can’t stop thinking about, but I must first say that last week, the Wikileaks founder lost his extradition appeal to the British supreme court. I posted about this on Tumblr, as I was testing that at the time. Now, here’s the question:
My first thought was, I have absolutely no idea whatsoever! My second thought was pray, pray, and pray some more, no matter the state of your faith. My third thought, is to try and spend as much time with family/friends as you can, (as the bail/house arrest conditions dictate.) Yet none of those answers, except the second one, seem to come anywhere close to being satisfactory. Of course we aren’t 100% sure Assange will be extradited here to the US, but there have been several things released saying it could happen. Let me find a couple things on this and post them:
- WikiLeaks: US opens grand jury hearing, from guardian.co.uk This was in May of last year.
- WikiLeaks Stratfor Emails: A Secret Indictment Against Julian Assange? From Rolling Stone.>
- here’s the email itself as released from wikileaks
What I didn’t link to here, but I linked to in my Tumblr post, is that the lawyers were given 14 days to decide whether they want to ask the court to reopen the case, based on the fact that the judges made their decisions using a point that they didn’t get a chance to argue during the hearings. If the court decides not to reopen the case, (and even getting the chance to ask is really rare,) or they decide not to ask, he goes straight to Sweden. I should probably get to posting some links about the swedish system here, but that might take a bit more research.