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  • 21:00 UTC Julian Assange: U.S. Spying on WikiLeaks Led to Mistaken Downing of Morales Plane in Snowden HuntAMY GOODMAN : I want to end today’s show with another story about Evo Morales talking about U.S. targeting. In 2013, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange played a pivotal role in helping National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden leave Hong Kong for Russia. Once Snowden made it to Russia, Assange explored ways to help him reach Latin America. During the U.S. hunt for Snowden, Bolivian President Evo Morales’s plane was forced to land in Austria for 14 hours because of rumors Snowden was on board. Last week, Jeremy Scahill of The Intercept interviewed Julian Assange via video stream for the launch of Assange’s book, The WikiLeaks Files . Julian talked about WikiLeaks’ efforts to help Snowden. JULIAN ASSANGE : He was in Moscow. And then we looked for, well, how can we get him out of Moscow without a diplomatic—sorry, without a passport? Because the airplanes won’t take him, commercial airliners won’t take him. And we noticed that there was an oil conference in Moscow, and President Maduro was going to be there, amongst other presidents. And one of those other presidents was President Evo Morales. Now, we then reached out our feelers to Maduro, who had already given an informal, and maybe even by that stage public, offer of asylum to Snowden. But we decided that because there was so much surveillance, that in this communication our code word for "Maduro" would be "Morales," because he was so surveilled. And we had lawyers involved, and non-technical people who couldn’t really communicate themselves. And then Evo made a joke, while he was in Russia at this oil conference. President Evo Morales joked that—at the end of an interview, he said, well, he was off to meet Snowden now. It was just a joke. Anyway, these things seemed to have combined, the interceptions of us and this joke by Morales. And the U.S. intelligence services put two and two together and made 22, and decided that they then had to expend vast amounts of political capital, ringing up the countries of Western Europe and trying to close their airspace to a presidential jet flight from Evo Morales, which they did. And Spain, France and Portugal closed their airspace, incredibly, to a presidential jet flight, because U.S. intelligence had asked them to, and done so without any legal or administrative process. And then the Morales flight took off and tried to go into its overflight path to refuel in the Canary Islands, to go off to Bolivia. They couldn’t do so because the airspace had been closed, and it was forced to land in Vienna. And then there was a 12-hour process, where President Morales was stuck in the airport waiting lounge of Vienna because he couldn’t get the clearance anywhere else. Now, a presidential jet is protected under the Vienna Convention. That’s the convention that in fact protects me in this embassy. It surrounds diplomatic territory. And presidential jets are listed as diplomatic territory. So you had a violation, enormous violation, of the Vienna Convention in Vienna. Now, this really sealed Edward Snowden’s successful asylum application, when eventually it became clear it was too dangerous to take any other option, in Russia, because what could be the Russian response to this downing of President Evo Morales’s flight? The only response that they could give to seem like a credible country is that if he asks for—if Snowden asks for asylum, then they would accept the asylum request. And that’s what ended up happening. So this incredible diplomatic own goal led to this bullying of Western Europe, which provided the ultimate proof that Edward Snowden was being politically persecuted, which is what ended up giving him asylum. AMY GOODMAN : Julian Assange, speaking via video stream during an event last week in Brooklyn, New York, for the launch of his book, The WikiLeaks Files . He spoke from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he’s been holed up for over three years, where he received political asylum. Special thanks to Kathryn Ledebur, director of Andean Information Network in Cochabamba, and Nick Wing, the reporter for The Huffington Post . We will link to his new story , just out, called "Operation Naked King: U.S. Secretly Targeted Bolivia’s Evo Morales in Drug Sting."






  • 22:26 UTC WikiLeaks-Sprecher Assange: "USA versuchen mit TTIP ihre Vorherrschaft zu sichern"WikiLeaks-Sprecher Julian Assange kritisiert im SPIEGEL das geplante transatlantische Freihandelsabkommen TTIP. Es sei ein Machtinstrument der Vereinigten Staaten.
  • 21:00 UTC Chelsea Manning Faces Solitary Confinement for Having Vanity Fair's Caitlyn Jenner Issue in Her CellAMY GOODMAN : I also want to ask you about U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning. It was five years ago that she was arrested in Kuwait, charged with leaking classified information. Weeks later, WikiLeaks published tens of thousands of internal logs from the war in Afghanistan. Manning was sentenced to 35 years in jail. Now lawyers for Manning say she could face punishment of indefinite solitary confinement for having an expired tube of toothpaste and an issue of Vanity Fair that features transgender celebrity athlete Caitlyn Jenner describing her new life as a woman, the U.S. Senate report on torture and other "prohibited property" in her cell at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth. When The Guardian newspaper inquired why these publications are considered violations of prison rules, it received no response. Manning is also accused of, quote, "showing disrespect" for asking to see her lawyer in a discussion with a prison officer. Manning is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking U.S. government cables to WikiLeaks. And on Thursday, an Army spokesperson said it’s committed to, quote, "a fair and equitable process" in Manning’s case, which is now pending before a disciplinary board. Can you explain? An expired tube of toothpaste—she’s at Fort Leavenworth—and the Vanity Fair issue of Caitlyn Jenner? CAREY SHENKMAN : It’s really outrageous that Manning is being threatened with what’s been recognized as torture—there’s an international consensus that indefinite solitary confinement is torture—for books and toothpaste. I mean, come on. This is so outrageous. Our hearts go out to Manning. As you pointed out, there’s a review on August 18th, and Manning has an outstanding defense team that can hopefully deal with this, but the fact that this is even being considered is completely unacceptable—and, I think, also confirms the fears all along of Assange being extradited to the United States. I mean, we saw during the court-martial of Chelsea Manning that there were continuous attempts to link Manning to Assange under a conspiracy theory. In fact, Assange’s name was brought up over 20 times in some arguments alone. So, we see this over and over. And Juan Méndez, the U.N. expert on torture, found that Manning was subject to inhumane treatment while in U.S. custody, and Manning actually got a sentencing credit as a result of that. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: I mean, what are the rules, in terms of—especially of literature? I would assume that if literature comes into the prison, it has to be reviewed, if it comes in the mail, by prison authorities before Manning would even get this literature. So, do you know what the rules are? CAREY SHENKMAN : I mean, based on the reports I’ve read, the Vanity Fair came through like normal mail. There’s no reason, it seemed, to do this. In fact, Manning was asking for a lawyer when these charges happened. So, it’s really unacceptable. This is, like I said— AMY GOODMAN : Do you see these cases as intimately linked, the cases of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning? CAREY SHENKMAN : In the perception of the U.S. government, absolutely. I mean, Manning is an alleged source of WikiLeaks, and one of the major theories in the Manning case was trying to link Assange to Manning. So we see, I think, based on what’s happening now with Manning and a risk of torture, Assange has every right to fear being extradited to the United States. AMY GOODMAN : Well, Carey Shenkman, of course, we’ll continue to follow both of these cases. Carey Shenkman is a First Amendment and human rights lawyer, working along with Michael Ratner and the Center for Constitutional Rights, representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. And that does it for our show. A very fond farewell to our beloved senior news producer Renée Feltz. Her humility, her brilliance, her dogged determination to unmask the truth have made Democracy Now! a better news organization. Renée, we look forward to future collaborations with you sitting at the table bringing us your invaluable reports.
  • 21:00 UTC Britain Challenges Julian Assange's Asylum in Ecuadorean Embassy as Sweden Vows to Continue InquiryJUAN GONZÁLEZ: Britain has announced plans to challenge Ecuador’s decision to provide asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in its London embassy. On Thursday, Hugo Swire of the British Foreign Office said in a statement, quote, "Ecuador must recognize that its decision to harbor Mr. Assange more than three years ago has prevented the proper course of justice." Swire also said the $18 million price tag for policing the Ecuadorean Embassy during Assange’s residency is, quote, "unacceptable" to the British taxpayers. In response, Ecuador’s Foreign Ministry released a statement saying it is saddened Assange’s confinement has lasted so long, adding that its government had offered "31 times" to facilitate an "open judicial process" in Sweden. The statement noted, quote, that Ecuador "deplores the continued inaction of British and Swedish authorities over almost 1,000 days." AMY GOODMAN : This comes just a day after Swedish prosecutors dropped part of the sexual assault inquiry against Assange, but the most serious part of the probe remains in place even though he has never been formally charged. The announcement was made as the statute of limitations ran out on three parts of the investigation. On Thursday, Julian Assange’s Swedish attorney, Thomas Olsson, welcomed the news but criticized how the prosecutors have handled the case. THOMAS OLSSON : [translated] The decision was expected, since the statute of limitation has run out. But, of course, it’s deeply regrettable that it has come this far, and it raises a whole lot of questions about how the prosecution has dealt with the case. ... The reason we’re in this situation is that the prosecutors haven’t, for several years, accepted Julian Assange’s offer to be interviewed at the embassy, and no reasonable reason has been given for their position. According to the defense, this preliminary investigation should have been closed, in all its parts, a long time ago, and we’re convinced this would have been the case if the prosecutors would have carried out the interrogation and heard Julian Assange’s version. AMY GOODMAN : Julian Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for more than three years, where he has received political asylum. He fears, though, if he were to return to Sweden for questioning, that he would be extradited to the United States to face prosecution for his role as WikiLeaks founder, if he leaves the Ecuadorean Embassy. Both Ecuador and Sweden accuse the other of delaying a possible Swedish police interview with Assange inside the embassy. Sweden has never charged him with any crime. For more, we’re joined now by Carey Shenkman, First Amendment and human rights lawyer who, along with Michael Ratner and the Center for Constitutional Rights, is representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Carey, can you explain the latest? First, that a number of the—you can’t say charges against Assange have been dropped— CAREY SHENKMAN : Right. AMY GOODMAN : —because he’s never been charged. CAREY SHENKMAN : That’s right. AMY GOODMAN : But that these charges—that the allegations have expired. CAREY SHENKMAN : That’s right. So, I want to take a little step back, because I think, doing a lot of these interviews—and it’s always tough for us on the legal team to communicate this case because, just as you pointed out, Amy and Juan, it’s so complicated. You have Sweden. You have the U.K. You have Ecuador. You have the United States. You have Assange, who’s been in an embassy for over three years. This situation is completely unprecedented. But I think, actually, this case is very simple. And the reason it’s simple is because Assange has been offering a simple solution for nearly five years. And that is, one, question him. He has been saying for years to the Swedish prosecutor, while in Sweden and then upon going to the U.K., joined now by Swedish courts, U.K., Ecuador, to come question him. So that’s one. Two— AMY GOODMAN : And these are around issues of allegations of sexual assault. In the case of the allegations of one woman—there were two women—one has been dropped entirely now? CAREY SHENKMAN : That’s right. That’s right. AMY GOODMAN : And now, a more serious charge of sexual assault is continuing, the inquiry is continuing, though he has not been charged. I mean, the allegation. CAREY SHENKMAN : He hasn’t been charged. So, like I said, first, he has been asking to be questioned, and the prosecutor has firmly refused to do so. And second, he has been asking for a simple promise from the U.K. and Sweden: to promise not to extradite him to the United States, where he faces the most unprecedented attempt to prosecute him in U.S. history under the Espionage Act. Now, yesterday the United Kingdom made a statement criticizing Ecuador, basically blaming them for the situation, which was completely outrageous, because Ecuador has every right to give Assange asylum. The institution of asylum is as old as civilization itself. And the U.K. and Sweden both, in fact, recognize diplomatic asylum, when it benefits them. There’s precedent for this. So it’s outrageous for them to say that they don’t recognize his asylum. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: But what are the implications now for his possible freedom in the future, in terms of this last remaining allegation that still must have a run of its statute of limitations? CAREY SHENKMAN : Right. Well, our position is—all along has been that this allegation needs to be dropped, once and for all. And it was positive that three of the four dropped yesterday, but that wasn’t because of anything the prosecutor did. It was because the prosecutor was literally forced to. And that’s been the trend in this case. Every bit of progress has been the prosecutor being forced either by a court, now by a time limit. But the Swedish courts were criticizing the prosecutor—that was nine months ago. They were asking, "What are you doing with this case? What are you doing with this case?" That’s when there were four allegations. And now there’s just one. Ultimately, this case is about the United States. And like I said, there is an active and ongoing national security prosecution against Assange and WikiLeaks on account of publication of classified material since 2010. This was confirmed just in March by a U.S. federal court. And it’s been widely criticized by free speech and human rights organizations. Actually, just this last year, over 50 organizations criticized the Justice Department for continuing the investigation, because it threatens the very freedom of the press. So going after WikiLeaks would set a precedent that would have devastating effects on the newsgathering process and First Amendment freedoms.
  • 06:06 UTC WikiLeaks-Gründer: Schweden lässt zwei Vorwürfe gegen Assange fallenSchweden hat einen Teil der Ermittlungen gegen WikiLeaks-Gründer Julian Assange eingestellt. Die Vorwürfe der sexuellen Belästigung und Nötigung sind verjährt - jene wegen Vergewaltigung werden aber weiter verfolgt.










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