Sunday, June 03, 2012
Democracy Now on Wikileaks
or Amy Goodman http://www.democracynow.org/ on Julian Assange http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/31/americas-vendetta-against-wikileaks-julian-assange EXTRACTS Subtitle: As the contrast with the extradition case of Augusto Pinochet shows, it's one law for whistleblowers, another for war criminals. The United Kingdom carefully considers extradition requests, as famously demonstrated when crusading Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon hoped to prosecute former Chilean dictator Pinochet for torture committed under his rule from 1973 to 1990. Based on Garzon's indictment, Pinochet was arrested in 1998 while travelling in London. After 16 months of hearings, the British courts finally decided that Pinochet could be extradited to Spain. The British government intervened, overruling the court, and allowed him to return to Chile. WHAT'S YOUR PICK?