Chelsea and Julian are in Jail. History Trembles. 1010


Tonight both Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange are in jail, both over offences related to the publication of materials specifying US war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq, and both charged with nothing else at all. No matter what bullshit political and MSM liars try to feed you, that is the simple truth. Manning and Assange are true heroes of our time, and are suffering for it.

If a Russian opposition politician were dragged out by armed police, and within three hours had been convicted on a political charge by a patently biased judge with no jury, with a lengthy jail sentence to follow, can you imagine the Western media reaction to that kind of kangaroo court? Yet that is exactly what just happened in London.

District Judge Michael Snow is a disgrace to the bench who deserves to be infamous well beyond his death. He displayed the most plain and open prejudice against Assange in the 15 minutes it took for him to hear the case and declare Assange guilty, in a fashion which makes the dictators’ courts I had witnessed, in Babangida’s Nigeria or Karimov’s Uzbekistan, look fair and reasonable, in comparison to the gross charade of justice conducted by Michael Snow.

One key fact gave away Snow’s enormous prejudice. Julian Assange said nothing during the whole brief proceedings, other than to say “Not guilty” twice, and to ask a one sentence question about why the charges were changed midway through this sham “trial”. Yet Judge Michael Snow condemned Assange as “narcissistic”. There was nothing that happened in Snow’s brief court hearing that could conceivably have given rise to that opinion. It was plainly something he brought with him into the courtroom, and had read or heard in the mainstream media or picked up in his club. It was in short the very definition of prejudice, and “Judge” Michael Snow and his summary judgement is a total disgrace.

We wrapped up the final Wikileaks and legal team meeting at 21.45 tonight and thereafter Kristian Hrafnsson and I had dinner together. The whole team, including Julian, is energised rather than downhearted. At last there is no more hiding for the pretend liberals behind ludicrous Swedish allegations or bail jumping allegations, and the true motive – revenge for the Chelsea Manning revelations – is now completely in the open.

To support the persecution of Assange in these circumstances is to support absolute state censorship of the internet. It is to support the claim that any journalist who receives and publishes official material which indicates US government wrongdoing, can be punished for its publication. Furthermore this US claim involves an astonishing boost to universal jurisdiction. Assange was nowhere near the USA when he published the documents, but nonetheless US courts are willing to claim jurisdiction. This is a threat to press and internet freedom everywhere.

These are scary times. But those may also be the most inspiring of times.

UPDATE

We are reassembling Wikileaks/Julian legal and media team from 10am Friday in Doughty Street Chambers. I and others will be available for further media interviews from then. I can be reached on 07979 691085.

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  • Sharp Ears

    This is a message from the Lifeboat News –

    Assange has still not had medical help or access to lawyers after two weeks in Belmarsh.
    His mother Christine Assange reports this on social media today and appeals for help.

    • Sharp Ears

      Mrs. Christine Assange
      @AssangeMrs
      A mother’s plea to police, prison officers, court staff re my son Julian
      Hes been

      *8 yrs detained WITHOUT charge
      *6yrs deprived fresh air, exercise,sun/VitD
      *3 yrs sick/in pain denied proper medical/dental care
      *1yr isolated/tortured
      Please be patient, gentle & kind to him
      ___
      The Boston Globe

      @BostonGlobe

      A BU medical professor once did an exam of Julian Assange at the embassy. Here’s what she found.
      http://bos.gl/01uouMk
      1,784
      6:03 AM – Apr 12, 2019

      ex https://globalnews.ca/news/5159929/julian-assanges-arrest-mother/

  • michael norton

    A grassroots plot to force Mrs.Theresa May into quitting ( as Prime minister)
    has secured enough support to trigger an emergency party meeting for a no-confidence vote.
    The Prime Minister’s failure to secure Britain’s exit from the European Union has unleashed a furious uprising in the party.

    In my view this is the right time to depose Theresa, she is Mrs.Toxic Dagger.
    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/exercise-toxic-dagger-the-sharp-end-of-chemical-warfare

  • Sharp Ears

    The excellent Alison Weir on her website ‘If Americans Knew’.

    Julian Assange exposed the crimes of powerful actors, including Israel
    April 19 2019
    https://israelpalestinenews.org/julian-assange-exposed-the-crimes-of-powerful-actors-including-israel/

    ‘Assange is being held in a maximum-security prison in London that has been called the UK’s Guantanamo. It has been used to detain alleged terrorists, sometimes indefinitely.

    Assange’s recent dramatic arrest in Britain has elicited excellent articles by a number of writers – including Chris Hedges, Jonathan Turley, Pepe Escobar, Ray McGovern (also here), John Pilger, Jonathan Cook, David Swanson, and Paul Craig Roberts. Many of these were published by Consortium News, which, unlike mainstream media and journalism organizations, has been regularly covering the escalating persecution of Assange for his Wikileaks revelations.

    This article will quote from these valuable articles and others, and will also present additional information about Wikileaks’ exposés on Israel, which have largely gone unmentioned.’

  • Sharp Ears

    Mr Macron shuts down the criticism.

    Macron pursuing journalists who exposed French complicity in possible Saudi war crimes in Yemen
    Three journalists have been summoned for questioning by French police for their role in an explosive report detailing how the Macron government knowingly sold arms to Saudi Arabia and the UAE for use in Yemen.
    https://www.rt.com/news/457602-macron-prosecute-journalists-yemen-coverage/

    There is another link on that page –

    UK slams Saudi beheadings, but arms sales for Riyadh’s Yemen war still go on
    25 Apr, 2019 16:33
    https://www.rt.com/news/457545-west-saudi-executions-arms-deals/

    May and Macron are working in close harmony on their warmongering.

    • michael norton

      I wonder if the mother of Julian Assange
      would be allowed to visit her son as he stays in jail?

  • sam

    https://swprs.org/the-magnitsky-act/
    Censored worldwide since 2016: the politically explosive documentary The Magnitsky Act.

    British-American financier Bill Browder was Russia’s largest foreign investor in the 1990s. During the 1998 Russian crisis, his fund lost almost one billion dollars. In 2005 he was expelled from the country as a “security risk”. In 2009, his employee Sergei Magnitsky died mysteriously.

    According to Browder, his company was stolen by Russian officials and criminals and misused for a $230 million tax fraud. His lawyer Magnitsky uncovered this and got arrested, tortured and murdered in a Moscow prison.

    Browder subsequently lobbied for the U.S. Magnitsky Act, which in 2012 for the first time imposed sanctions on Russian officials. The Council of Europe, too, adopted a report condemning Russia.

    Movie director Andrei Nekrasov, a well-known Putin critic, wanted to film this story. But during the shooting he became increasingly doubtful: he realized that Magnitsky was not Browder’s lawyer, but his accountant, and that he was arrested not as a whistleblower, but as a suspect in the tax fraud allegedly organised by Browder himself.

    The final film traces this surprising turn of events. European TV channel ARTE, which had commissioned the original film, did no longer want to broadcast the final version. A screening at the European Parliament, on Press Freedom Day 2016, was cancelled at short notice, and a book on the case got censored by Amazon. In 2018, the film was eventually leaked.

    How did Magnitsky really die in Moscow prison, and where did the stolen tax money go? Through an aluminum-based poison by order of Browder, and partly into the election campaign of Hillary Clinton — the Putin government has claimed. Russian propaganda?

  • mark golding

    Williamson had to go. US/British SIS/CIA said so. He leaked Chinese Russian information. Mutually Assange faces isolation… in the USofA. The extradition cakewalk is tomorrow.

    The US/British SIS/CIA unit proscribes; Assange is a direct participant in Russian efforts to undermine the west. Mr. Assange is key to unlocking any of the lingering mysteries surrounding the Russians, the Trump campaign and the plot to hack an election.

    He [Mr. Assange] knowingly worked with Russian intelligence.

    The killing in Washington of Seth Rich, a young Democratic National Committee staff member has ‘taken out’ the rub.

    Shame on you British justice.

    God help Julian Assange. We love you.

    • michael norton

      It would seem if Julian has compromised intelligence, then Gav has compromised intelligence.
      Either both should be locked up or neither.

  • michael norton

    Commons Speaker John Bercow confirmed the recall petition had been successful.

    He told MPs: “Fiona Onasanya is no longer the member for Peterborough and the seat is accordingly vacant.

    “She can therefore no longer participate in any parliamentary proceedings as a member of parliament.”

    Ms Onasanya, who was jailed for perverting the course of justice, has become the first MP to be removed by the recall process, introduced by David Cameron in 2015. She was a Remainer who ousted a Leaver.

    So, with all the fiddling and lying this is the first sitting M.P. to be deselected by the voters, let’s have much more of it.

    She was first elected to Parliament as a Labour MP with a slender majority of 607 in 2017.

  • michael norton

    Has our Home Secretary come to The Mother Of All Parliaments
    and given an account of Julian being ripped out of the Embassy of Ecuador,
    something unheard of before?

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