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The WikiLeaks chief fears he could face the death penalty in the US for treason.
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How about RENDITION
Mr international law?
" I don't imagine the staff are pleased at being dragged into a diplomatic incident which is none of their making"
that is how you find out who you are and what values you have.
It's ludicrous to believe that extradition to Sweden would make it more likely that Julian Assange will eventually end up in the USA. The UK's extradition arrangements with the USA are notably trusting; Sweden's are not. It's difficult to imagine the UK authorities obstructing a US request for Julian Assange; it's quite easy to imagine Swedish authorities doing so. And in any case, under international law if a person has previously been extradited from one country to another and is desired by a third, both the other countries must agree.
The Ecuadorian Embassy in the UK, incidentally, is not a large place. I don't imagine the staff are pleased at being dragged into a diplomatic incident which is none of their making.
Maybe the plan is to ruin his reputation and have him locked up in Sweden, should be enough to terrify anybody else thinking of doing the same as he did. The powers that be would be quite happy with that result I'm sure.
seems to be working............