- peter lindsay
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The Julian Assange decision?
I am ambivalent in the true sense regarding Mr Assange. I see the importance of an organisation like wikileaks but can also see the potential for damage if care isn't taken. I also have some reservations regarding Mr Assanges motives. All this is not really my question. My question is; does the identification of a public prosecutor as a judicial authority fly in the face of how western court systems are supposed to operate? I thought the Judiciary was supposed to be independant of the prosecution and the defence allowing equal creedence to be given to statements from both sides and independant conclusions to be drawn. Identifying the prosecution as a judicial authority gives them more standing within the system than the defence council.
Closing Statement from peter lindsay
I think there is general agreement that there is something odd going on regarding the actual court decision, whether you are an Assange supporter or not. My personal prediction is the US will leave him in Sweden even if he is extradited from Britain. Having him in the US would just cause more problems so while ever court procedings keep him busy I think the US will ignore him. If he plays it right he might just fade away over time. Then he can go back to what he was doing in the first place.