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Split hearings: the Assange extradition case drags on : Comments

By Binoy Kampmark, published 29/1/2020

This is the biggest case of its kind, and will determine, for an era, how journalism and the publication of nationally classified information is treated.

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The publication of nationally classified information is a crime. As is hacking data that is not yours! And while some may not see this as serious s some other crimes, i.e., because the criminals are often protected by online Anonymity!

Birds of a feather do not see the harm of say accessing a dead person's voice mail for pure and simple sensationalism and to make a buck and to hell with the feelings of the family or in other cases the victims.

Some say there is no evidence of unintended consequences of the publication of non-validated stolen material and none to the contrary!

Let's be clear this grub has to dig to get the dirt and has to break several national laws to do so! And would seem to be serving the interests of an election interfering Putin who we all know, is no friend of the west!
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Wednesday, 29 January 2020 5:36:13 PM
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1. Julian Assange clearly expects Immunity from Earthly laws given he believes he is above UK Law and above US Law.

Assange's whole business model was the use of INTERnational communications using the INTERnet. In using the INTERnet Assange hoped he would be exempt from any country's laws.

The US, UK, Snowden's Russia and almost all other countries have made laws (for many years) against use of the INTERnet to publish their national classified documents.

Assange thought he could get away with encouraging US Government employees to leak millions of classified documents to Wikileaks fiefdom - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WikiLeaks
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2. WIKILEAKS THREATENS COURT ACTION - TO CENSOR JOURNALISTS' FREEDOM TO PUBLISH

In arguing Assange should be covered by freedom of the press Kampmark ignores the attempts of Assange's Wikileaks' fiefdom to, itself, muzzle the press.

Checkout the Link http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/wikileaks-emails-journalists-with-97-false-and-defamatory-claims-to-avoid-in-reporting-on-founder-julian-assange/ of January 7, 2019.

In a move to prevent journalists from doing to Wikileaks what Wikileaks does every day to Democratic governments, Wikileaks emailed journalists with a list of 97 “false and defamatory” statements (see Link above) afterr claiming efforts to defame Assange had “reached a new nadir”.

The authoritarian Wikileaks organisation said the number of “false and defamatory” claims made against Assange had “accelerated” since his internet access at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London was cut off. Assange is also frustrated that UK gaol doesn't give him INTERnet access.

Before listing 97 “false and defamatory” claims about Assange and Wikileaks itself, the Wikileaks email concluded: “The purpose of this list is to aid the honest and accurate and to put the dishonest and inaccurate on notice.”

It is believed that the list originally contained 140 claims, but the version published by Wikileaks today had some sections taken out."

WIKILEAK'S itself placed a SECURITY CAVEAT on its Email List as “NOT FOR PUBLICATION”

But Wikileaks was forced to make the Email List (reproduced here http://pastelink.net/m69m ) public after the List was leaked by JOURNALISTS who DEFIED WIKILEAK's LEGAL THREATS.
Posted by plantagenet, Monday, 3 February 2020 4:01:14 PM
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