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  • Arizona won't extradite murder suspect to NY, citing DA Bragg's handling of violent cases

    02/21/2024 4:19:51 PM PST · by CFW · 20 replies
    Just the News ^ | 2/21/24 | By Ben Whedon
    Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell has declined to extradite a murder suspect to New York City, pointing to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's lenient treatment of criminals and practice of releasing many defendants pending trial. Raad Almansoori, 26, stands accused killed Denisse Oleas-Arancibia, 38, in a New York City hotel room earlier this month, according to the New York Times. In a press conference on Wednesday, Mitchell stated that "[h]aving observed the treatment of violent criminals in the New York area by the Manhattan D.A. there, Alvin Bragg... I think it’s safer to keep him here and keep him in...
  • UK court to hear final Assange appeal against extradition to US

    02/19/2024 7:27:05 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 12 replies
    MSN ^ | February 19, 2024 | N/A
    LONDON, UK - The High Court in London Tuesday will begin hearing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's final UK appeal against extradition to the United States to face trial over publishing secret military and diplomatic files. Washington wants the 52-year-old Australian citizen extradited after he was charged there multiple times between 2018 and 2020 in connection with WikiLeaks' 2010 publication of files relating to the US-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The long-running legal saga in Britain's courts is now nearing a conclusion, after Assange lost successive rulings in recent years. If this week's two-day bid to appeal -- set to...
  • The Hong Kong Protesters Aren’t Driven by Hope “We might as well go down fighting.”

    11/16/2019 11:57:31 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 49 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 12, 2019 | Zeynep Tufekci
    HONG KONG—For months now, I’ve been told that Hong Kong’s protests would end soon. They’ll end when school starts, I heard during the summer. School did start, but the protests wore on, only now I saw high-school students in crisp school uniforms joining the protesters’ ranks. Next, the mask ban of early October was supposed to slow protesters down, but the very first day after that ban, I watched streams of protesters in masks and helmets make their way to their usual haunts on Hong Kong Island. The government shut down many of the subway lines that day, a practice...
  • Republicans slam DOJ for dropping campaign finance charges against major Democratic donor Sam Bankman-Fried: 'So we won't know which politicians he bribed?'

    12/31/2023 12:57:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/31/23 | Keith Griffith
    Critics are accusing the DOJ of sweeping additional charges against FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried under the rug, after prosecutors said he would not face a second trial for campaign finance violations following his conviction last month. In a letter filed on Friday night in federal court in Manhattan, prosecutors said the 'strong public interest' in a prompt resolution of the case outweighed the benefits of a second trial. In his letter to the court, US Attorney Damian Williams noted that prosecutors introduced evidence about all of the dropped charges during Bankman-Fried's monthlong first trial, where he was found guilty on...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Julian Assange loses his appeal against extradition to the US on espionage charges

    06/08/2023 9:36:36 PM PDT · by bitt · 23 replies ^ | 6/8/2023 | CHRIS POLLARD and REBECCA CAMBER
    Julian Assange has lost his appeal against extradition to the US on espionage charges. The judgment was handed down privately on Monday at the High Court. WikiLeaks founder Assange, 51, launched the appeal last June after then-Home Secretary Priti Patel signed an order authorizing his removal. Yesterday his wife Stella said that he will appeal the decision. It will be Assange's last chance to overturn the ruling before his options in the UK courts are exhausted. The Freedom of the Press Foundation said it was 'highly disappointed by the UK High Court's rejection of Julian Assange's appeal of his extradition...
  • ‘Missing’ Biden family corruption probe witness Gal Luft speaks out, living as fugitive in undisclosed location

    06/01/2023 9:04:17 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | Miranda Devine
    Gal Luft, the “missing” witness in the House Oversight Committee’s Biden family corruption investigation, has told The Post he is alive and living as a fugitive in an undisclosed location. The former Israeli Defense Force colonel vanished from Cyprus last month while on bail awaiting extradition to the US on seven charges. He denies the allegations, which include five charges relating to the Arms Export Control Act of conspiring to sell Chinese products to the United Arab Emirates, Kenya and Libya, as well as a violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and of making a false statement. Luft claims...
  • Florida Will Not Assist In An Extradition Request Given The Questionable Circumstances At Issue With This Soros-Backed Manhattan Prosecutor And His Political Agenda

    03/30/2023 4:10:00 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 191 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03/30/23 | Ron DeSantis
    The weaponization of the legal system to advance a political agenda turns the rule of law on its head. It is un-American. The Soros-backed Manhattan District Attorney has consistently bent the law to downgrade felonies and to excuse criminal misconduct. Yet, now he is stretching the law to target a political opponent. Florida will not assist in an extradition request given the questionable circumstances at issue with this Soros-backed Manhattan prosecutor and his political agenda.
  • Exclusive: Sam Bankman-Fried to reverse decision on contesting extradition

    12/17/2022 4:15:06 PM PST · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-17-22 | Jasper Ward
    Former FTX Chief Executive Sam Bankman-Fried is expected to appear in court in the Bahamas on Monday to reverse his decision to contest extradition to the United States, where he faces fraud charges, a person familiar with the matter said on Saturday. The 30-year-old cryptocurrency mogul was indicted in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday and accused of engaging in a scheme to defraud FTX customers by using billions of dollars in stolen deposits to pay for expenses and debts and to make investments for his crypto hedge fund, Alameda Research LLC.
  • UK white supremacist could be extradited to US for inspiring Buffalo shooter Peyton Gendron: court

    12/01/2022 10:52:57 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/01/2022 | Lee Brown
    A UK white supremacist could be extradited to the US for posting a series of vile videos that “encouraged and in part motivated” Buffalo mass shooter Peyton Gendron, a court was told. Daniel Harris, 19, was found guilty Tuesday of encouraging terrorism with the videos that called for an armed insurrection and glorified racist mass murderers, Derbyshire police said. Prosecutor Joe Allman told the court that the videos “encouraged and in part motivated” fellow teen Gendron, then 18, who killed 10 black Tops shoppers in May, the Times of London said. Gendron — who pleaded guilty to the mass shooting...
  • Julian Assange's extradition to US approved by UK government

    06/17/2022 7:51:52 AM PDT · by sockmonkey · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | 6-17-2022 | Tara John; Sugam Pokharel
    London (CNN)UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has signed an order to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, where he faces espionage charges, in a decision his organization said marked a "dark day for press freedom."A London court issued a formal extradition order back in April, leaving Patel to rubber-stamp his transfer to the US after a years-long legal battle.
  • Judge approves Julian Assange’s extradition to US over spying charges

    04/20/2022 10:08:23 AM PDT · by bitt · 44 replies
    nypost ^ | 4/20/2022 | Snejana Farberov
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is one step closer to facing espionage charges in the US after a British judge formally approved his extradition. The case will go to Britain’s interior minister for a decision, and Assange, 50, still has legal avenues of appeal. A judge at London’s Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday issued the extradition order in a brief hearing, as Assange watched by video link from Belmarsh Prison. He stated his full name and date of birth. It is up to Home Secretary Priti Patel to decide whether to grant the extradition. The order comes after the UK Supreme...
  • Putin fears Kremlin insider extradited from Switzerland to US may have DEFECTED: Russian tech tycoon is thought to know secrets of 2016 Democratic Party hack and election manipulation attempts

    01/04/2022 9:18:25 AM PST · by elpadre · 35 replies ^ | January 3, 2022 | Geoff Earle
    A wealthy Russian businessman indicted in Boston late last year on hacking and insider trading charges could have access to documents and information about the 2016 election hacking in the U.S. Vladislav Klyushin was extradited to the U.S. from Switzerland late last month and charged with overseeing a multinational scam that pried privileged documents that companies were filing with U.S. regulators before they were public, then trading on the information. Among his employees, and also named in the indictment, is Ivan Yermakov – who was among a dozen Russian military intelligence officers former special counsel Robert Mueller indicted in 2018...
  • Julian Assange has a stroke in Belmarsh prison: Fiancée blames extreme stress caused by US extradition battle

    12/11/2021 3:09:57 PM PST · by BusterDog · 41 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 12/11/21
    Julian Assange has had a stroke in Belmarsh Prison, his fiancee Stella Moris revealed last night. The WikiLeaks publisher, 50, who is being held on remand in the maximum-security jail while fighting extradition to America, was left with a drooping right eyelid, memory problems and signs of neurological damage. He believes the mini-stroke was triggered by the stress of the ongoing US court action against him, and an overall decline in his health as he faces his third Christmas behind bars.
  • Key Witness for Prosecution in Case Against Assange Arrested in Iceland

    10/08/2021 7:47:40 AM PDT · by sockmonkey · 5 replies
    Sputnik ^ | Thursday, October 7, 2021 | Staff
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - One of the key witnesses for the prosecution in the case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Icelandic national Sigurdur Thordarson, was arrested in his home country over sexual misconduct involving minors, the local Stundin newspaper reported, citing his lawyer. On September 24, Thordarson, who has been charged with sex crimes against minors, was sent to Litla Hraun, the most secure prison in Iceland, the media said. Thordarson's lawyer, Hunbogi Andersen, confirmed the arrest. In 2019, the US Justice Department announced new accusations against Assange, and a former FBI informer, Thordarson, was presented as the main witness. The...
  • UK High Court rules Julian Assange can face extradition to USA

    12/10/2021 8:38:37 AM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 15 replies
    A British appellate court opened the door Friday for Julian Assange to be extradited to the United States by overturning a lower court’s decision that the WikiLeaks founder’s mental health was too fragile to withstand the American criminal justice system. (Snip) U.S. authorities have told British judges that if Assange is extradited for prosecution, he would be eligible to serve any U.S. prison sentence he receives in his native Australia. The authorities also said he wouldn’t be held at the supermax penitentiary in Colorado, the highest-security prison in the United States.
  • BREAKING: Chinese Defector's Identity Confirmed, Was Top Counterintelligence Official

    06/17/2021 6:48:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Red State ^ | 06/17/2021 | Jennifer Van Laar
    We now know the name of the Chinese defector who has been working with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) for a few months and what his position within the Chinese military and government was, among other details.Matthew Brazil and Jeff Stein at Spy Talk reported on the “rumor,” and gave the name and background of the rumored defector:Chinese-language anti-communist media and Twitter are abuzz this week with rumors that a vice minister of State Security, Dong Jingwei (董经纬) defected in mid-February, flying from Hong Kong to the United States with his daughter, Dong Yang.Dong is, or was, a longtime official...
  • Former U.S. Marine Faces Extradition to Spain for Raiding North Korean Embassy to Help Diplomat Defect

    05/30/2021 2:22:38 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 30 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 05/30/2021 | Leslie Eastman
    Otto Warmbier’s mother pleads with the judge to stop the Biden-approved extradition. A former U.S. Marine faces extradition to Spain for breaking into the North Korean embassy in Madrid to help a diplomat defect. It appears Biden’s administration is aiding in this process, despite concerns that North Korea plans retribution for this move. Christopher Ahn, 40, faces his final extradition hearing in federal court in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Two years ago, he was freed on $1.3million bail but was forced to serve home confinement ahead of his possible extradition to Spain. The US government is working to extradite Ahn...
  • Mueller Prosecutors Are Discussing Plans To Arrest Donald Trump And Keep Him From Running In 2022

    05/17/2021 9:20:09 AM PDT · by A.M. Smith · 56 replies
    Democrats are openly discussing arresting and extraditing Donald Trump from Florida to New York as part of a multi-pronged strategy to derail him if he decides to run for president again. Should former President Trump be indicted by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. while staying at Mar-a-Lago, officials in Palm Beach, Fla., are reportedly considering a course of action. Vance, by the way, lets almost every criminal out of jail in New York, but of course Republicans are treated differently. ... According to Politico, law enforcement officials in the town have discussed how to handle possible extradition if Trump...
  • POLITICO Playbook: How Palm Beach is preparing for a possible Trump indictment

    05/14/2021 2:25:59 PM PDT · by · 48 replies
    PALM BEACH MAKES CONTINGENCY PLANS IN CASE TRUMP IS INDICTED — Law enforcement officials in Palm Beach County, Fla., have actively prepared for the possibility that Manhattan District Attorney CY VANCE could indict former President DONALD TRUMP while he’s at Mar-a-Lago, according to two high-ranking county officials involved in planning sessions...
  • The Left Is Anticipating President Trump's Indictment in New York but They Haven't Thought About What That Means to Everyone

    05/13/2021 6:57:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Red State ^ | 05/13/2021 | Streiff
    Several years ago, I was the sponsor for a guy going through conversion from what he was (in a religious sense) to Catholic. He wasn’t just any guy; he was a very senior CIA officer who has frequently appeared on television since he transitioned to think-tank denizen. The Rite of Christian Initiation as an Adult (RCIA) experience builds a bond between sponsor and candidate/catechumen that often goes beyond religious conversations. On one occasion, we talked politics and foreign policy.What separates us from the Third World in our politics, he opined, are the twin concepts of peaceful transfer of power via...