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  •  We might consider setting up a defense fund (5+ / 0-)

    It seems a bit weird to me, but it could be a good idea. I can't imagine no one is going to get in trouble for this.  I don't really know how to go about doing that though.

    I refuse to represent my political beliefs using numbers. It isn't accurate, nor is it helpful. But I'm around a -10 on both scales.

    by AoT on Thu Dec 09, 2010 at 01:14:00 AM PST

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    •  Here's good and bad news on that front: (7+ / 0-)

      Britain’s most high-profile human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson on Wednesday volunteered to represent the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who his fighting extradition to Sweden where he faces a string of charges relating to sexual offences.

      Mr Robertson, who has appeared in some of Britain’s most famous trials, cut short his holiday in Australia and returned to Britain to join Mr Assange’s legal team.

      Mark Stevens: Yes, of course, he is. The British authorities are very good and impartial on these issues. The one thing that is slightly frustrating is that we have another court hearing on December 14 and I’ve not been permitted a legal visit until December 13, which, of course, gives me less than 24 hours to prepare his case.

      John Robles: Are you kidding? You haven’t been allowed to see him yet?

      Mark Stevens: No, I haven’t spoken with him or anything else. It’s very difficult obviously to prepare the case but at the moment I don’t have details of the evidence against him yet and this is something that the prosecutor – perhaps one would even say ‘persecutor’ – from Sweden has been playing hide-and-seek with for some months now. Julian Assange sought information in August, asked about the nature of allegations against him and has this far being denied access to that information. I think he believes he could rebuff it.

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