Assange Show Trial: Craig Murray's daily court reports

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Postby alloneword » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:54 am

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Yesterday Mark Sommers QC, the extremely erudite and bookish second counsel for Julian Assange in his extradition hearing, trembled with anger in court. Magistrate Vanessa Baraitser had just made a ruling that the names of Julian Assange’s partner and young children could be published, which she stated was in the interests of “open justice”. His partner had submitted a letter in support of his Covid 19 related bail application (which Baraitser had summarily dismissed) to state he had a family to live with in London. Baraitser said that it was therefore in the interests of open justice that the family’s names be made public, and said that the defence had not convincingly shown this would cause any threat to their security or well-being. It was at this point Sommers barely kept control. He leapt to his feet and gave notice of an appeal to the High Court, asking for a 14 day stay. Baraitser granted four days, until 4pm on Friday. ... ond-words/

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Re: Assange Show Trial: Craig Murray's daily court reports

Postby Grizzly » Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:44 pm

^^^Fuck that was hard to watch. But thanks for sharing it.
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Re: Assange Show Trial: Craig Murray's daily court reports

Postby stickdog99 » Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:30 am

MacCruiskeen » 02 Mar 2020 17:48 wrote:It gets ever more outrageous: ... f-torture/

Why such arbitrariness, such arrogance, such obvious injustice, such blatant cruelty? Craig Murray comes to the conclusion, and I had already started to think this myself, that they are deliberately trying to drive Julian Assange to suicide. Not only would that be by far the most convenient final solution to the Assange problem for these Nazi bastards, it would also have a most welcome and salutary chilling effect on any journo who might consider developing a backbone.

We have to do something about this. It is a litmus test.

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Re: Assange Show Trial: Craig Murray's daily court reports

Postby Harvey » Sat May 16, 2020 8:20 pm

‘The American friends’: New court files expose Sheldon Adelson’s security team in US spy operation against Julian Assange, by Max Blumenthal/The Grayzone

As the co-founder of a small security consulting firm called UC Global, David Morales spent years slogging through the minor leagues of the private mercenary world. A former Spanish special forces officer, Morales yearned to be the next Erik Prince, the Blackwater founder who leveraged his army-for-hire into high-level political connections across the globe. But by 2016, he had secured just one significant contract, to guard the children of Ecuador’s then-President Rafael Correa and his country’s embassy in the UK.

The London embassy contract proved especially valuable to Morales, however. Inside the diplomatic compound, his men guarded Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, a top target of the US government who had been living in the building since Correa granted him asylum in 2012. It was not long before Morales realized he had a big league opportunity on his hands.

In 2016, Morales rushed off alone to a security fair in Las Vegas, hoping to rustle up lucrative new gigs by touting his role as the guardian of Assange. Days later, he returned to his company’s headquarters in Jerez de Frontera, Spain with exciting news.

“From now on, we’re going to be playing in the first division,” Morales announced to his employees. When a co-owner of UC Global asked what Morales meant, he responded that he had turned to the “dark side” – an apparent reference to US intelligence services. “The Americans will find us contracts around the world,” Morales assured his business partner.

Morales had just signed on to guard Queen Miri, the $70 million yacht belonging to one of the most high profile casino tycoons in Vegas: ultra-Zionist billionaire and Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson. Given that Adelson already had a substantial security team assigned to guard him and his family at all times, the contract between UC Global and Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands was clearly the cover for a devious espionage campaign apparently overseen by the CIA.

Unfortunately for Morales, the Spanish security consultant charged with leading the spying operation, what happened in Vegas did not stay there.

Following Assange’s imprisonment, several disgruntled former employees eventually approached Assange’s legal team to inform them about the misconduct and arguably illegal activity they participated in at UC Global.

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