Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is seeking political asylum at Ecuador\’s London embassy.
This is something I\’ve really never understood.
For the US to extradite him from the UK would be easier than extraditing him from Sweden. For the UK/US extradition treaty is pretty simple isn\’t it? We\’d like him, here, have him? The NatWest bankers, Chairman of Morgan Crucible, Gary Mackinnon….OK, that last might not be so simple but the arguments aren\’t about whether the law says they can have him. They\’re about whether there\’s some exception that her can squeeze through aren\’t they?
That\’s at least the impression I get anyway (and yes, please do correct me) so the whole \”If I\’m sent to Sweden then the Americans will get me\” shtick just doesn\’t seem to work, does it?