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  •  If they'd charged him with theft (0+ / 0-)

    as Dershowitz suggested, he'd be a fugitive from crime.  Since the DOJ charged him with the Espionage Act of 1917, that's political, so now he can ask for asylum saying he's being persecuted. He's charged with something that could put him away for life, etc...This is the reason these countries can call him a dissident and refuse to extradite.  If he'd been charged with stealing only, these countries probably, according to Dershowitz, would have to extradite.  

    Shine like the humblest star.

    by ljm on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 10:17:19 PM PDT

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