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How on earth has Julian assange been arbitrarily held??

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StealthPolarBear Thu 04-Feb-16 13:21:35

Surely if you choose to resist arrest in this way then it is your choice?
Glad rhe police continue to say he will be arrested.

StealthPolarBear Thu 04-Feb-16 13:31:49


glenthebattleostrich Thu 04-Feb-16 13:34:57

Because he says so and he is JULIAN ASSANGE therefore it must be true.

FairNotFair Thu 04-Feb-16 13:36:38

I can't understand it either. Surely he's just avoiding lawful arrest?

Apparently the police haven't been stationed outside the Ecuadorian embassy for several months confused So how would they know if he tried to sneak away in a craven and cowardly manner?

aginghippy Thu 04-Feb-16 13:36:46

Also he has the money to pay expensive lawyers to say they agree with him.

StealthPolarBear Thu 04-Feb-16 13:40:17

Yeah and what's he actually meant to have done? Sexually assaulted a woman or two, stop bloody whining

FairNotFair Thu 04-Feb-16 13:40:24

"Julian Assange" is an anagram of "Sausage La Jinn".
And "Alien An Ass Jug".


FairNotFair Thu 04-Feb-16 13:41:32

Oh, he's all about the truth, is Julian. Truth and openness.
Unless it adversely affects him, of course.

chantico Thu 04-Feb-16 13:42:20

I don't get it either.

He has chosen to hole up somewhere where he cannot be arrested.

No one is detaining him there.

There is a valid warrant for his arrest, and for as long as that exists he is liable to be detained by the police if/when discovered by them.

As long as the Swedes seek his extradition, there aren't any options for the British authorities other than to co-operate.

Tiggeryoubastard Thu 04-Feb-16 13:42:42

It's also an anagram of deluded spoiled cowardly twat. Almost.
Seriously though, it's fucking ridiculous. And the fact that some are actually going along with it is scary and appalling.

FairNotFair Thu 04-Feb-16 13:49:31

Oh good God - John Pilger is on BBC News comparing Assange with... wait for it.. Aung San Suu Kyi.

Cos they is just the same, innit.

Tiggeryoubastard Thu 04-Feb-16 13:51:56

I'm just listening in disbelief. Is Pilger even from this planet?

FairNotFair Thu 04-Feb-16 13:54:06

Other people that Assange is not like: Malala Yousafzai; the Dalai Lama; OliviaMumsnet; Cecil the Lion.

aginghippy Thu 04-Feb-16 13:55:31


Maybe they are the same if you believe that men have a human right to use women's bodies for sex. If so, you might see Assange as a defender of that right.

hefzi Thu 04-Feb-16 14:27:51

Other people that Assange is not like: Malala Yousafzai; the Dalai Lama; OliviaMumsnet; Cecil the Lion.

^^Brilliant, Fair grin!

squeaver Thu 04-Feb-16 14:30:07

Does anyone know how the UN even got involved in the first place?

squeaver Thu 04-Feb-16 14:32:29

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Snoopadoop Thu 04-Feb-16 14:33:06

I don't get it at all and I don't see why it's the UN's business at all. The UN are a bit of a joke really.

SunnyL Thu 04-Feb-16 14:36:17

Man I knew I could rely on mumsnet for some sane discussion of this horrible man.

Horrible excuse of a man.

IamTheWhoreofBabylon Thu 04-Feb-16 14:44:15

There is a twat man on sky news just now arguing that he should be given compensation
Why doesn't he get arrested and prove his innocence
News reader is at least arguing the womans case

SunnyL Thu 04-Feb-16 15:31:21

Technically he doesn't have to prove his innocence - it is for the Swedish authorities to prove his guilt. However his refusal to engage with the justice system means these women who have accused him will ever see justice - whether he is guilty or not.

He is an arrogant nasty man who believes the laws don't apply to him.

Owllady Thu 04-Feb-16 15:35:50

I think he though the lucius malfoy look would fool everyone

LurkingHusband Thu 04-Feb-16 16:08:30


Other people that Assange is not like: Malala Yousafzai; the Dalai Lama; OliviaMumsnet; Cecil the Lion

Absolute brilliance ! Not sure what your vice is, so here's a lucky dip


And what a great idea for a thread ! A list of brave, inspirational people, still alive, who are not like JA. In the slightest.

PerspicaciaTick Thu 04-Feb-16 16:14:04

The reason he is a bit like Aung San Suu Kyi is because the same UN committee also ruled that she had been arbitrarily detained when she was placed under house arrest. So there you have it...both arbitrarily detained...peas in a pod.

StealthPolarBear Thu 04-Feb-16 18:32:33

I was arbitrarily held at the post office the other day in a long queue. Woe is me. Yes I could have walked out I suppose but then my parcel wouldn't have been sent

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