Bleh… where do I start? Otherwise known as after 18 months, it’s over.
I suppose I should start at the beginning. This morning, after putting it off for 2 weeks, I undertook the mission of reading the full British supreme court judgement in the Wikileaks founder’s case, (which can be downloaded here,) This thing was big , (117 pages!) It took me 2 and a half hours to read it, straight through! I literally started and didn’t stop until it stopped when it was over. After that, I got ready to eat lunch, so that I could start to get ready to go clothes shopping. I had about an hour and a half until I had to leave. While I was waiting for lunch to get done, I started to read tweets. That was probably a mistake, because I didn’t end up eating until about 45 minutes later, even though lunch was done a few minutes after I started. I knew that the decision on whether they were going to reopen the case was dew yesterday, but it came today. The court has decided not to reopen the case, ruling that the application didn’t address the point that was supposed to be addressed, so it had no merit. I also read the resubmition, and thought that they could have definitely addressed the VCLT, (Vienna Convention for the law of treaties,) a lot more than they did. This means Assange should be extradited to Sweden within 10 days, as dictated in the extradition framework decision, (which I just read this morning,) but they decided to extend it to 14 days.
Here are some links.
- Julian Assange’s application to reopen extradition case turned down, from guardian.co.uk
- U.K. Court: Assange Extradition Decision is Final, from mashable.com
- here’s the press release from Sweden.
A note about that last link uh… it comes from Sweden therefore, it’s in Swedish. I linked to the URL in Google translate, but sometimes Google translate is weird and it takes a while to get it to work.