Wikileaks Releases Docs Before Trial of TPB Founder Warg
Pirate Bay Founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg is to be tried starting tomorrow in Sweden, after his indictment last month for computer hacking and fraud. Wikileaks has released several documents related to his detention and the associated charges. From the summary of this material: "This material includes inter alia the interrogations with GSW and his co-accused, internal correspondence from the Swedish Foreign Minister and the Swedish embassy in Cambodia, damage assessment reports by the companies and the authorities concerned, and correspondence between GSW and Kristina Svartholm and the Swedish prison authorities. The material is formally public, but the Swedish prosecution authority has refused to provide the documents in digital format. Photocopying this volume of paper costs around £350." Notable is the refusal of Warg's request to obtain a graphing calculator while in prison.
UK recognizes that Assange cannot be extradited to Sweden
Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño met with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague during the UN General Assembly. Patiño says that Britain now recognizes that due to Assange's asylum status with Ecuador, he cannot be extradited to Sweden.
Ecuador Offers UK Compromise Over Sending Assange to Sweden
Ecuador has asked the British Foreign Office if Julian Assange could be sent to face accusations in Sweden while remaining under its protection. Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said Saturday that he was considering a transfer as an alternative for Assange to "remain under our protection while also satisfying the demands of the Swedish justice system". Assange has been living in Ecuador's diplomatic mission in London since mid-June to avoid extradition to Sweden. Britain has said he will be taken into custody if he leaves the mission.
Ecuador may transfer Assange to Sweden, under its protection
Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño said on Friday that Ecuador may ask Britain to transfer Julian Assange to Sweden for questioning, under its protection.
Tanzania to host green revolution forum next month
Tanzania’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives Christopher Chiza Jane Karuku today announced the country will host the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) scheduled for September 26.