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Julian Assange and Prison.

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I really mean to get down to covering the contents of the Wikileaks’ material or at least another topic, but events are moving fast and Julian Assange has been remanded to Wandsworth nick.

Perhaps some of my readers might want to send him a postcard or reading material?

I imagine he’ll be in there for some time, the address is:

HMP Wandsworth,
PO Box 757
Heathfield Road
SW18 3HS

More details can be found here.

Update 1: Assange has released a statement of sorts in the Australian, and I can see why the Swedish Government might be very annoyed at him:

“But our publications have been far from unimportant. The US diplomatic cables reveal some startling facts:

The US asked its diplomats to steal personal human material and information from UN officials and human rights groups, including DNA, fingerprints, iris scans, credit card numbers, internet passwords and ID photos, in violation of international treaties. Presumably Australian UN diplomats may be targeted, too.

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia asked the US Officials in Jordan and Bahrain want Iran ‘s nuclear program stopped by any means available.

Britain’s Iraq inquiry was fixed to protect “US interests”.

Sweden is a covert member of NATO and US intelligence sharing is kept from parliament.

The US is playing hardball to get other countries to take freed detainees from Guantanamo Bay . Barack Obama agreed to meet the Slovenian President only if Slovenia took a prisoner. Our Pacific neighbour Kiribati was offered millions of dollars to accept detainees. “

[My emphasis.]

Update 2: The Indy has more on how he might be shipped to the US:

“Informal discussions have already taken place between US and Swedish officials over the possibility of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being delivered into American custody, according to diplomatic sources.”

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