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UN Rules Julian Assange is "Arbitrarily Detained"

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The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has ruled that Wikileaks' Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained by the "democratic" governments of Sweden and the UK and is entitled to his freedom and compensation for detention by the two "democratic" governments.

At the beginning of Assange's arbitrary detention, I said that the detention was in violation of the rights of asylum and is akin to the Soviet Government's refusal to allow Cardinal Mindszenty free passage from the US Embassy in Hungary when he was granted political asylum by the US government. I pointed out that in our time Washington now behaves like the Soviet dictatorship half a century ago.

The illegal actions of the Swedish and UK governments were on the orders of Washington, the corrupt government of which is determined to get Assange for publishing leaked documents revealing the criminality and mendacity of the US government.

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Washington and its UK vassal claim to be defenders of the rule of law, but, of course, both governments are lawless. We will see if the ruling has any effect on the behavior of "the two great champions of liberty." My prediction is that the gang of criminals in Washington will not allow its vassal governments to abide by the UN decision. I hope that I am wrong.

Read about the ruling in depth here.

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Dr. Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration. He was associate editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal, columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He is a contributing editor to Gerald Celente's Trends Journal. He has had numerous university appointments. His books, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West is available (more...)
 

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