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lordpuffer
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Re: Assange makes 1st public appearance in 2 months

said by Frodo:

It's exactly this matter. If I leaked classified Iranian material, should I be extradited to Iran? If not, then why should this Australian be extradited to the US? If he was an American, it might be a different story.

I just don't see the duty of an Australian to not publish the classified information of a country he is not a citizen of. And I don't think he actively participated in the theft of the information, that is allegedly Manning.

I agree with your Iranian hypothetical, for you would probably be tortured and killed in Iran for doing so. Most if not all developed nations would and should allow asylum for that.

However, if Assange is indicted and extradited to the U.S., he's just going to serve time if found guilty. No political reason not to extradite or to grant asylum. I haven't researched the penalties for Espionage, however even if death is one of them, I'm sure the U.S. would give assurances to Ecuador that they would not seek death as a penalty.
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EGeezer
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said by lordpuffer:

said by Frodo:

It's exactly this matter. If I leaked classified Iranian material, should I be extradited to Iran? ...

... if Assange is indicted and extradited to the U.S., he's just going to serve time if found guilty. No political reason not to extradite or to grant asylum. ...

So, if the prisons and treatment in Iran (or other nation) were U.S. style, you'd support extradition in the cited situation?


lordpuffer
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said by EGeezer:

said by lordpuffer:

said by Frodo:

It's exactly this matter. If I leaked classified Iranian material, should I be extradited to Iran? ...

... if Assange is indicted and extradited to the U.S., he's just going to serve time if found guilty. No political reason not to extradite or to grant asylum. ...

So, if the prisons and treatment in Iran (or other nation) were U.S. style, you'd support extradition in the cited situation?

No, not to Iran. Why? Because IMO, Iran does not have a legitimate government.
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AVD
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reply to EGeezer
said by EGeezer:

said by lordpuffer:

said by Frodo:

It's exactly this matter. If I leaked classified Iranian material, should I be extradited to Iran? ...

... if Assange is indicted and extradited to the U.S., he's just going to serve time if found guilty. No political reason not to extradite or to grant asylum. ...

So, if the prisons and treatment in Iran (or other nation) were U.S. style, you'd support extradition in the cited situation?

you need an extradition treaty first. If we had a treaty first of all I hope it would take prison conditions into account and second of all I would say it would have to be enforced.
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