30th May 2012 10:12
Wikileaks - the work must go on.
Loz Kaye – Pirate Party UK Leader:
The Supreme Court in London has upheld earlier rulings that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden, although the judgement will not be implemented for another two weeks.
The case has repeatedly raised issues with the European Arrest Warrant system, and many of the more problematic aspects will remain unresolved. It's absurd that the Swedish Authorities have been unable to deal with this case outside of the courtroom, something that would have saved court time and taxpayers' money.
None of the main political parties have dared to comment on this case, although they haven't held back from using other extradition cases to push their positions. This shows how scared the British establishment is of scrutiny and dissent.
Wikileaks is bigger than any one person, and the work must still go on. Whistleblowers face impossible situations every day and it is vital that organisations like Wikileaks are there to allow them to expose dangerous practices, illegality and serious issues that are in the public interest.
I continue to offer my full support, and the Pirate Party's full support, to Wikileaks and any other organisation that brings light to the darkness.
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