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View Diary: Your Government Got The Assurances, Julian Assange. Now Get Out Of The Embassy. (182 comments)

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  •  It's not conjecture. It's the foundational basis (2+ / 0-)
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    erush1345, Wee Mama

    of European extradition law on the subject of inhuman or degrading treatment and the death penalty.

    •  Are you an legal expert (8+ / 0-)

      and have you argued Swedish extradition cases in court?

      Have you researched past cases to discover how the law has been interpreted in the past?  Do you know what other laws exist that affect the cited law and how one proves one's case in court? Have you checked relevant case law in the last 24 hours to be certain that no new decisions have been rendered that would sink your case in court?

      If you aren't and you haven't, you can't know for certain if Assange could be extradited.

      Speak the truth, but ride a fast horse.

      by Deep Harm on Wed Aug 22, 2012 at 03:23:32 PM PDT

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      •  He's obviously not (0+ / 0-)

        a lawyer.

      •  Oh for god's sake... (0+ / 0-)

        this is the foundational basis of EU extradition restrictions, and comes up every single time an extradition for a serious crime to the US is discussed.  How can you not be aware of this?  How many links from European legal experts discussing it do you need?

        If you aren't and you haven't, you can't know for certain if Assange could be extradited.
        And how can you be certain you won't be struck on the head tomorrow?  Criminal justice cannot guarantee certainties.  But it exists for a goddamn reason.

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