"The framework decision defines "European arrest warrant" as any judicial decision issued by a Member State with a view to the arrest or surrender by another Member State of a requested person, for the purposes of:
The warrant applies in the following cases:
- conducting a criminal prosecution;
- executing a custodial sentence;
- executing a detention order.
If they are punishable in the issuing Member State by a custodial sentence of at least three years, the following offences, among others, may give rise to surrender without verification of the double criminality of the act: terrorism, trafficking in human beings, corruption, participation in a criminal organisation, counterfeiting currency, murder, racism and xenophobia, rape, trafficking in stolen vehicles, and fraud, including that affecting the financial interests of the Communities."
- where a final sentence of imprisonment or a detention order has been imposed for a period of at least four months;
- for offences punishable by imprisonment or a detention order for a maximum period of at least one year.
See: European arrest warrant
Are you attempting to say that Assange should not have had a European Arrest Warrant issued against him? If so, why, pray, did the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom - which knows a thing or two about the law - recently rule against Assange and decide that he could be extradited, thus provoking his flight to the Ecuadorian Embassy? if the EAW was not a proper legal procedure, Assange would have been a free man in the UK months ago, wouldn't he.
Actually can you read?
Did you even notice this word in your own googled quote list of offences to which an EAW can apply:
Er, is not rape what Assange is accused of doing in Sweden? I'm not saying he did it, merely that he is suspected of it by the Swedish prosecutors.
EAWs do cover those suspected of serious crimes in another member state country - as applies to Assange. Arrest warrants are generally issued against suspects.
What about this do you find so difficult? Serious question.
A link for you about the Supreme Court decision:
"Two weeks ago the court rejected his argument that a European arrest warrant for extradition was invalid."
Last edited by paully; 27th June 2012 at 21:29.
Yes it is! You may not agree it was rape - certainly Assange doesn't, but that is the principal allegation.
Has she not broken some established protocols?
That's a concern I have.
I'm not following the jurisdictional arguments as closely as I could..............
I generally agree with your arguments..
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