Russian media: Assanges arrest reveals that British justice is nothing more than Washingtons plaything

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 Russian media: Assanges arrest reveals that British justice is nothing more than Washingtons plaything


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Seven years after Ecuadors refuge in the British Embassy, Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested on November 11 by British police on the grounds of evading the British arrest warrant issued in 2012. But after Assange was taken to a police station in central London, the police made a second arrest on the grounds that he was further arrested on the basis of an extradition request from the United States. Russia Today (RT) published a commentary on 11 that Assanges arrest exposed that British justice was only a plaything in Washington.

RT quoted several political commentators as saying that the arrest of Assange in London after the extradition request from the United States and the way British judges treated him made April 11, 2019 a disgraceful day for British justice.

Earlier that day, British police forced Assange out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Subsequently, he was sent to Westminster District Court in London. The judge said Assange was guilty of violating bail conditions and ordered him to attend the extradition hearing on May 2, before which he would continue to be detained. The report also said that the judge criticized Assange as a narcissist.

Former Special Rapporteur of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Mades Anders told RT that the judges personal description of Assange was very incorrect. The whole world is watching this case, and the judges words cast doubt on the fairness of the judicial process, Anders said.

The British legal system is nothing but a plaything of the American legal system. Britain is a vassal of Washington, and todays events confirm that. Political commentator John White commented. White also warned that if extradited, Assange will disappear in the gap of the American prison system.

The report also mentioned that the U.S. Department of Justice had previously insisted that Assange would face up to five years in prison if convicted in the United States. In this regard, White believes that the United States Department of Justice can not be trusted. They say its only five years, but five years in American prisons is different from five years in any other national prison with a few exceptions. This is a notorious, cruel, savage and retaliatory system. White added.

RT said precedents must be taken into account, not what the United States says. The report mentions that Manning had been imprisoned for more than 35 years for exposing U.S. military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Although pardoned seven years after being banned, Manning was arrested in March this year for refusing to testify against WikiLeaks.

In 2010, WikiLeaks published a large number of secret documents about the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, including bombing civilians, torture and other contents. The disclosure caused a sensation, which caused a huge blow to the diplomatic image of the United States. Assange has also become the eyesore of the U.S. government. Later, Assange was investigated by Swedish prosecutors on rape charges and has sought asylum in the Embassy of Ecuador since he was released on bail.

Assange was arrested in London, England, on the morning of April 11, local time, after Ecuador announced the withdrawal of its diplomatic asylum application. The U.S. Department of Justice subsequently announced an indictment against Assange, accusing him of conspiring with former U.S. intelligence analyst Manning in March 2010 to help Manning crack the password of the U.S. Department of Defenses classified computer system. For Assanges arrest, the British government said that no one can be above the law. But Assange also has supporters. Jeremy Colbin, leader of the British opposition Labour Party, publicly opposed the extradition of Assange to the United States on November 11, saying that he was arrested for exposing evidence of atrocities in the United States. Diana Abbott, a Labour MP and shadow cabinet minister, also issued a video statement criticizing the United States. Bolivian President Morales also supported Assanges claim that he was persecuted by exposing human rights violations, murder of civilians and diplomatic espionage in the United States. The arrest of Assange is a blow to democracy, Zaharova, a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said in the social media on the 11 th of the incident. The rights of defenders have been violated, and the hand of democracy has strangled the throat of freedom. Source of this article: Global Network Responsible Editor: Liu Yuxin_NBJS7825

Assange was arrested in London, England, on the morning of April 11, local time, after Ecuador announced the withdrawal of its diplomatic asylum application. The U.S. Department of Justice subsequently announced an indictment against Assange, accusing him of conspiring with former U.S. intelligence analyst Manning in March 2010 to help Manning crack the password of the U.S. Department of Defenses classified computer system. For Assanges arrest, the British government said that no one can be above the law.

But Assange also has supporters. Jeremy Colbin, leader of the British opposition Labour Party, publicly opposed the extradition of Assange to the United States on November 11, saying that he was arrested for exposing evidence of atrocities in the United States. Diana Abbott, a Labour MP and shadow cabinet minister, also issued a video statement criticizing the United States.

Bolivian President Morales also supported Assanges claim that he was persecuted by exposing human rights violations, murder of civilians and diplomatic espionage in the United States.

The arrest of Assange is a blow to democracy, Zaharova, a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said in the social media on the 11 th of the incident. The rights of defenders have been violated, and the hand of democracy has strangled the throat of freedom.