Tag Archive: Asylum

UN Victory in Assange Case – Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Blog – with Melinda Taylor and Carey Shenkman

In a major legal victory for international human rights law, the UN acknowledged the risk of extradition to the United States faced by journalist Julian Assange. This decision marks a significant development in the law of detention, and has enormous…
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Law and Disorder Radio – Steven Salaita Hired by American University of Beirut – Greece Economic Crisis Update – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

FBI Wants Access to Encrypted Communications Michael Ratner: Wikileaks – All the Chancellor’s Men Wikileaks July 4th Published Cables Trade and Services Agreement Cables Right-Wing, US-Orchestrated Protests Erupt in Ecuador Michael Ratner: Implications for Julian Assange         Hillary…
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After Swedish Prosecutors Back Down, Is WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Close to Freedom? — Democracy Now Video

Today marks the 1,000th day WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has spent in political asylum inside Ecuador’s London embassy. For the first time, Swedish prosecutors have opened the door to Assange’s departure with a request to question him in London. Assange…
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Google Gagged and Ordered by NSA and FBI to Release Personal Communication Data of Wikileaks Staffers – TRNN Video Link

Michael Ratner says that US government is still pursuing criminal investigations against Wikileaks Editor and staffers, not just because of what they have already released to the public but because of what they still continue to release

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Sweden Violates Assange’s Human Rights – TRNN Transcript

Laughable “decision” refuses to dismiss Assange warrant & recognize his asylum . WORONCZUK: So, Michael, what have you been working on this week? RATNER: Well, this week has been an important week and a big week for thinking about how we’re…
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Lift Assange Out of Legal Limbo – USA Today

WikiLeaks editor remains unjustly holed up in Ecuadoran Embassy two years later. A whistle-blower living in exile in Russia. A publisher seeking the asylum he has already been granted while his sources are imprisoned. This isn’t the cast of a…
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Assange Remains Trapped in Ecuadorian Embassy Two Years Later – TRNN Transcript

WORONCZUK: So, Michael, I understand it’s now the second anniversary of Julian Assange’s stay in the Ecuadorian Embassy. RATNER: Yes. June 19 is the actual two-year anniversary of when Julian Assange walked into the embassy and requested political asylum. As…
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