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WikiLeaks lawyer vows to prosecute Palin if she goes to Australia: NPR

January 22, 2011
In WikiLeaks’ Assange Finds Support In Native Australia,   Anthony Kuhn at NPR.com reports:

On her Facebook page, Palin suggests that Assange should be “pursued with the same urgency as al-Qaida and Taliban leaders.”

Anyone who incites others to commit violence against his client, even outside Australia, Stary says, is violating Australian law, and can be held accountable for it.

“Certainly if Sarah Palin or any of those other politicians come to Australia, for whatever purpose, then we can initiate a private prosecution, and that’s what we intend to do,” Stary said.

“On her Facebook page, Palin suggests that Assange should be “pursued with the same urgency as al-Qaida and Taliban leaders.”

Anyone who incites others to commit violence against his client, even outside Australia, Stary says, is violating Australian law, and can be held accountable for it.

“Certainly if Sarah Palin or any of those other politicians come to Australia, for whatever purpose, then we can initiate a private prosecution, and that’s what we intend to do,” Stary said.”

See also: WikiLeaks lawyer vows to prosecute Palin if she goes to Australia: Alaska Newsreader | adn.com.

According to the  Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, in a submission to the Australian Law Reform Committee Inquiry into Vexatious Litigants:

I wonder if there will be any diplomatic cables exchanged between the U.S. Department of State and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade discussing Sarah Palin?

Julian Assange: Citizen of the World, But Under Whose Jurisdiction?

January 11, 2011

Julian Assange is truly an international man of misery. While he has attempted to maintain an aura of invincibility under a cloak of invisibility, there are those who want  him  thrown into jail; any jail. The question is: who has personal jurisdiction over Julian Assange? (more…)


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