Assange\’s remand in custody

Not a point I\’d thought about but fortunately Martin Kelly does:

Given his lack of such bourgeois appurtenances as a fixed abode, the remission to custody of Julian Assange, founder of Wilileaks – sorry, Wikileaks, finger slipped there – shouldn\’t really be considered too surprising.

14 thoughts on “Assange\’s remand in custody”

  1. The court noted, in remanding him, that there was no record of his entering the country, which suggests that he may have been travelling on a false passport.

  2. Can you get into the country without one? Via Ireland, across the channel by small boat or flying in by private aircraft perhaps?

  3. Niall the heartless right-wing bastard

    The most shocking thing in this piece was Poll wishing misery on Philip Green – i.e. his wife’s infidelity and the breakup of his marriage. Great mindset.

    The caring, sharing left.

  4. Are all ‘homeless’ suspects remanded to prison as a matter of course?

    Instead of remand Assange could have had a condition of bail imposed that he present himself at a police station every day.

  5. One can only pray that Shagger Asange is the sort of chap who approved of all these loopy laws that classify various indelicacies as rape. I have more sympathy with those who say we should prosecute rapists sensu strictu, and then cut their balls off.

  6. If he must be arrested now – why was it ok for him to leave sweden if the offence was so dire?
    Or is this step one in the rendition path.

  7. @dearieme: Assange is accused of ‘actual’, forcible rape. This accusation wasn’t publicised until his bail hearing, unlike the ones of dodgy bedroom etiquette that were all over the media last week. So while you might question the timing, he’s definitely not accused solely of fluffy “disrespect” charges.

    @John Malpas: this relates to your point too – at the time he left Sweden, the charges under consideration were fluffy “disrespect” ones, and nothing properly rape-y had been brought.

  8. “Assange is accused of ‘actual’, forcible rape. This accusation wasn’t publicised until his bail hearing, unlike the ones of dodgy bedroom etiquette that were all over the media last week. “

    And is that accusation by either of the two women who made the accusations of ‘dodgy bedroom etiquette’?

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