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    stories are a joke.

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    by dfarrah on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 08:40:37 AM PDT

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    •  The victim's stories may substantiate (7+ / 0-)

      the lesser crime (which have no equivalent in either US or UK law) of "sexual misconduct", the crime he was still being investigated for before Sweden's government went prosecutor shopping.

      Then a case that started when two women asked authorities, "hey, is there some way to force this guy we slept with but who refused to wear a condom to get an HIV test?" suddenly saw a whole bunch of new charges piled on that don't seem to be supported by prior accounts.

      I don't know that the victims are who we should be casting aspersions on. What they're apparently accusing Assange of doing (refusing to put on a condom, surprise morning sex) would not likely be criminal offenses anywhere but Sweden.

      That such accusations merit this degree of governmental escalation fails to pass the sniff test, even if the victims' accounts do.

      Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

      by Robobagpiper on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 08:56:12 AM PDT

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        for not using a condom, Mr. Assange may well wind up extradited to the US and face prosecution and the death penalty, as we all know or should know.  Also, the charge in the US will have nothing to say about condoms.

        This pursuit of Assange is absolutely rancid with mendacity.

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        by deben on Thu Aug 16, 2012 at 09:25:58 AM PDT

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