Update on Assange Case

According to Hannah Jonasson, also known on Twitter as @AssangeLegal, the US never served Assange with a warrant for his arrest. According to her, he was arrested on a UK warrant and then rearrested on a US warrant but the US claims the warrant hasn’t been executed. If this is the case, the extradition warrant would become null and void because due process was not followed in the case.

By not serving Assange, the U.S. has basically made the arrest illegal. Arresting a person in a case like this without serving a warrant is like the police coming to your house and arresting you without telling you what they are arresting you for.

The warrant was issued March 6 of 2019. Arrest without warrant can only be done for certain reasons as seen here:

However, the constable must have reasonable grounds that any of the following reasons make it necessary to arrest the person in question: to enable the real name or address of the person in question to be ascertained, or to prevent the person in question –

  • causing physical injury to himself/herself or any other person,
  • suffering physical injury,
  • causing loss of or damage to property,
  • committing an offence against public decency (provided members of the public going about their normal business cannot reasonably be expected to avoid the person in question),
  • causing an unlawful obstruction of the highway.
  • to protect a child or other vulnerable person from the person in question,
  • to allow the prompt and effective investigation of the offence or of the conduct of the person in question,
  • to prevent any prosecution for the offence from being hindered by the disappearance of the person in question.

There was no cause to believe Assange would disappear as he was illegally detained in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for 7 years under surveillance and could not walk out the door. That is the only probable cause they could use in this case.

In fact, Assange has tried to legally fight this case since his arrest by the U.K. government in 2010. There was no reason to ever even assume he would attempt to escape. Therefore, by not serving Assange, he has been arrested and held by the U.S. illegally.

Secondly, a search warrant must be obtained to search through your property. When the Ecuador government allowed British police to go through Assange’s belongings, they committed a crime.

There is no way even the most corrupt judge can ignore this in the extradition case against Assange. Nor can they ignore the probability of his being tried under the Espionage Act of 1917 and the possibility of the death penalty.

If the U.K. government does not abide by it’s own laws, they are nothing more than an accessory to a horrible crime against humanity.

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