WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested, so now what?
December 7th, 2010
08:48 AM ET

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested, so now what?

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London on a Swedish warrant regarding sex-crime allegations and will appear in court Tuesday.

But what does it all mean?

Executive Director of the International Bar Association Mark Ellis talks to American Morning’s John Roberts and Carol Costello about what the U.K. arrest means and whether this means Julian Assange may be one step closer to being extradited to the U.S.

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  1. Geoffrey Morton-Haworth

    Refusing Assange bail is a mistake. More of this will propel him to the iconic status of Martin Luther King, JFK, Nelson Mandela, Che Guevara, Winston Churchill and so on.

    December 7, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Aussie Aussie Aussie

      Geoffery, dont put Che on that list. The others stood for peace, while Che was a cold blooded self confessed murderer. Never equate Che with Martin Luther King or Nelson Mandella. May i politely suggest you replace Che on your list with Gahndi? Now as for Assange, the milky bar kid, he poses many problems for his own government. The Oz governement doest know how to respond, first they condemn and threaten to strip him of his passport and suggest he is not welcome back home, (probably making him eligible for refugee status), then next day realise they look silly because they cant identify any laws he has broken but still calling his actions illegal have completely undermined the PRINCIPLE of innocent till proven guilty. Now they are signalling that they will support him – surely a domestic play. The real political fall out will occur downunder. Aussie politicians face a catch 22: support a citizen or a foriegn power even when that foriegn power is your big brother. I dont think Assange is anti-american just a truth seeking zealot. Anti – Americans tend to also be anti – Israel but Assange is pro Israel and pro Just wars. Have a look at the vile the palestianians are heaping on him going so far as to call Wikileaks Zionleaks. Part of the problem is now the Romans in Washington want to prosecute him out of fear thus propelling him way beyond the importance he deserved. The Romans of Rome once did this and it didnt turn out so well for them. Maybe the Republicans calling for his execution and kidnapping his kids should take an asprin and have a good lie down. From what Ive seen most of the cables are interpretations by junior embassy staff of meetings and such and if the US State Dept is relying upon these types of interpretations then they are foolish. I presume they dont and these downloaded files probably are the junked stuff which is why they werent secure. US politicians, indeed politicians the world over are making Wikileaks the new Watergate when they should have treated it like spam. Assange will now either be a Martyr or very rich on the back of book sales and movie rights.

      December 8, 2010 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. The List De-Bunked

    The list is TOTAL BS.
    A FIFTH-GRADER could make a list like this. I could make a list BETTER than this. This list is pathetic and obvious.

    You people are being TROLLED big-time here. GET A CLUE. The list is just obvious stuff without much more than a name.

    There are no pictures, no graphics, no maps, no GPS coordinates, NOTHING WHATSOEVER to make these lists worth looking at.
    This is a simple list. As simple as a grocery list.
    When you write down your grocery list, you do not take pictures of the food, draw a map of the store or where the food is located in the store or ANYTHING like that.

    That's how %@#@! SIMPLE this list is.

    You are all being TROLLED!

    December 7, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    OK girls, he is 30ish, great dresser, slim, and best of all, loaded. Go for it.

    December 7, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. kelvin zimbabwe

    we can all play tag of war all day long & argue about this & that,but truth of the mattr remains...the guy is going down

    December 8, 2010 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mike

    It's sad how the GOV. can railroad you when you become a target of theirs and the people just stand by looking and talking. I have been a target of the GOV. for pointing out some wrong doings and won legal cases for standing up and I went through hell doing it, but I am all was in amazement of the people whom stand by just talking and forgetting about the bigger wrong that the GOV. is doing. I do love my country but not the wrong doing of some in the name of NATIONAL DEFENSE...

    So stand up and the GOV. will try to jail you, kill you or shame you....

    December 8, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mike

    It's sad how the GOV. can railroad you when you become a target of theirs and the people just stand by looking and talking. I have been a target of the GOV. for pointing out some wrong doings and won legal cases for standing up and I went through hell doing it, but I am all ways in amazement of the people whom stand by just talking and forgetting about the bigger wrong that the GOV. is doing. I do love my country but not the wrong doing of some in the name of NATIONAL DEFENSE...

    So stand up and the GOV. will try to jail you, kill you or shame you....

    December 8, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
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