ジュリアン・アサンジの米国送致を英国裁判所が認めず: ずくなしの冷や水

2021年01月05日

ジュリアン・アサンジの米国送致を英国裁判所が認めず

ジュリアン・アサンジの米国送致が英国裁判所によって否定され、メキシコがアサンジの亡命を認めると表明しています。


米国のbrutal incarceration 残忍な投獄、残虐な監禁 が判決理由の一つです。

RT2021/1/4
'Brutal' US incarceration system key factor in judge denying extradition of Assange
The conditions faced by prisoners in the United States’ incarceration system was the key factor in a judge’s decision not to extradite Julian Assange to face espionage charges.

In a stunning ruling announced at the Old Bailey courthouse in London on Monday, Judge Vanessa Baraitser found that extradition to an American jail would be oppressive to the WikiLeaks founder’s mental health.

After spending the vast majority of her ruling outlining the reasons why Assange should be extradited, Baraitser shocked onlookers by ordering the 49-year-old’s discharge.

“Faced with the conditions of near total isolation without the protective factors which limited his risk at HMP [Her Majesty’s Prisonson] Belmarsh, I am satisfied the procedures described by the US will not prevent Mr Assange from finding a way to commit suicide and for this reason I have decided extradition would be oppressive by reason of mental harm and I order his discharge,” she said.

The decision sparked joyous scenes among WikiLeaks supporters who had gathered outside the court for the ruling. Speaking outside the Old Bailey, John Rees, who is part of the official campaign to stop Assange’s extradition, heralded Baraitser’s ruling as an “incredible judgement.”

“95 percent of this judge’s remarks supported the prosecution offence. She said there’s no public interest defence, there’s no journalistic defence, there’s no political opinion defence,” Rees explained.

“The one fact that swayed her into refusing the extradition was that the US prison system is so brutal that it will increase the risk of suicide, and she wasn't willing to put him into an oppressive prison system.”

RT2021/1/4
‘We’ll give him protection’: Mexican president promises asylum for Julian Assange
Mexico’s president has offered asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, hours after a British judge refused to extradite Assange to the US to face espionage charges.

“Assange is a journalist and deserves a chance, I am in favor of pardoning him,” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told reporters on Monday, saying “we'll give him protection.”

“Our tradition is protection,” Obrador added.

Earlier on Monday, Judge Vanessa Baraitser refused to extradite Assange to the US, where he has been charged with 18 counts of conspiring to hack US government computers, and with the publication of confidential military records. Baraitser did not take issue with the charges against Assange, but found that extradition would be oppressive, given Assange's mental health, and would leave the publisher at risk of suicide.

The US is expected to appeal the ruling, and Assange is still being held in London’s Belmarsh Prison pending a bail hearing on Wednesday. His supporters have lobbied US President Donald Trump to grant him a pardon, but Trump has not yet indicated that he will.

Assange has already lived much of the past decade in asylum, having been sheltered by Ecuador inside its embassy in London between 2012 and 2019. However, a change in Ecuador’s political leadership saw right-winger Lenin Moreno assume power in 2017 and, shortly after that, claim that Assange had violated the conditions of his asylum. He was dragged out of the embassy by British police in April 2019.

"彼を保護する メキシコ大統領、ジュリアン・アサンジの亡命を約束
メキシコの大統領はウィキリークスの創始者であるジュリアン・アサンジに亡命を申し出ました。

"アサンジはジャーナリストであり、チャンスを与えられるに値する。

"我々の伝統は保護である "とオブラドールは付け加えた。

月曜日の早い段階で、ヴァネッサ・バライツァー判事は、アサンジの米国への身柄引き渡しを拒否しました。アサンジは、米国政府のコンピューターをハッキングした共謀罪と軍事機密記録の公開罪で18件の起訴を受けています。バライツァー氏はアサンジの告発には異議を唱えなかったが、アサンジの精神状態を考えれば、身柄引き渡しは圧迫的であり、出版者を自殺の危険にさらすことになると判断した。

米国はこの判決を不服として上告する見込みで、アサンジは水曜日の保釈聴聞会を待つ間、ロンドンのベルマーシュ刑務所に拘束されている。アサンジの支持者はドナルド・トランプ米大統領にアサンジの恩赦を与えるよう働きかけているが、トランプ大統領はまだその意思を示していない。

アサンジは、2012年から2019年までの間、ロンドンのエクアドル大使館内でエクアドルに保護されていたため、すでに過去10年の大半を亡命生活で過ごしています。しかし、エクアドルの政治指導部の変化で、右翼のレーニン・モレノ氏が2017年に権力を掌握し、その直後に、アサンジが亡命の条件に違反したと主張した。彼は2019年4月にイギリスの警察によって大使館から引きずり出された。

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