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Title    Julian Assange Associate Arrested In Ecuador
Date    Saturday April 13 2019, @07:15PM
Author    takyon
Topic   
from the with-friends-like-these dept.
https://soylentnews.org/breakingnews/article.pl?sid=19/04/13/1857232

An Anonymous Coward writes:

Assange associate Ola Bini has been arrested in Ecuador for alleged involvement in hacking government computer systems. A large quantity of electronic equipment and credit cards were allegedly found in his suitcase and during a raid of his home.

takyon writes:

Assange's arrest was designed to make sure he didn't press a mysterious panic button he said would bring dire consequences for Ecuador

Julian Assange's arrest at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London was carried out in a specific way to prevent him from pressing a mysterious panic button he said could bring dire consequences for Ecuador, its foreign minister said.

[...] It is not clear exactly what form the "panic button" took: whether it was a physical device or a metaphor for some other easily activated insurance measure. It is also unclear what leverage Assange thought he had over Ecuador.

Assange's lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider on the nature of the button and whether it existed. According to Valencia, though, it was serious enough for Ecuador to warn British authorities and carry out the raid in such a way that Assange was not able to get back into his room after learning of his imminent arrest.

Julian Assange must face Swedish justice first - MPs and peers

More than 70 MPs and peers have signed a letter urging the home secretary to ensure Julian Assange faces authorities in Sweden if they want his extradition.

[...] In their letter to Sajid Javid, 70 parliamentarians - chiefly Labour MPs and peers - urged him to "stand with the victims of sexual violence" and ensure the rape claim against the Wikileaks founder could be "properly investigated". "We do not presume guilt, of course, but we believe due process should be followed and the complainant should see justice be done," the letter said. Labour's Stella Creasy tweeted a copy of the letter sent to Mr Javid. The same letter was also sent to shadow home secretary Diane Abbott.

See also: The U.S. Government's Indictment of Julian Assange Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom
Sweden Considers Request to Reopen Rape Investigation of Julian Assange
Four theories about Julian Assange's cat (also at NPR)

Previously: Wikileaks Co-Founder Julian Assange Arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London


Original Submission

Links

  1. "arrested in Ecuador" - https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ecuador-wikileaks/ecuadorean-judge-orders-swedish-citizen-close-to-assange-jailed-pending-trial-idUSKCN1RP0HA
  2. "Assange's arrest was designed to make sure he didn't press a mysterious panic button he said would bring dire consequences for Ecuador" - https://www.thisisinsider.com/assange-arrest-ecuador-prevent-alleged-panic-button-2019-4
  3. "arrest at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London" - https://www.businessinsider.com/julian-assange-arrested-by-uk-police-ecuador-revokes-asylum-2019-4
  4. "Julian Assange must face Swedish justice first - MPs and peers" - https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47917325
  5. "tweeted a copy of the letter sent to Mr Javid" - https://twitter.com/stellacreasy/status/1116791087585091584
  6. "The U.S. Government's Indictment of Julian Assange Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom" - https://theintercept.com/2019/04/11/the-u-s-governments-indictment-of-julian-assange-poses-grave-threats-to-press-freedoms/
  7. "Sweden Considers Request to Reopen Rape Investigation of Julian Assange" - https://theintercept.com/2019/04/12/julian-assange-rape-sweden/
  8. "Four theories about Julian Assange's cat" - https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/13/18306641/julian-assange-embassy-arrest-cat-theories-wikileaks
  9. "NPR" - https://www.npr.org/2019/04/12/712719377/the-mystery-of-julian-assanges-cat
  10. "Wikileaks Co-Founder Julian Assange Arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London" - https://soylentnews.org/breakingnews/article.pl?sid=19/04/11/1029234
  11. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=33002

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