Friday 17 May 2019

Gajalakshmi Paramasivam

17 May  2019

America has no moral authority to Prosecute Assange

It was shocking news that I did not expect of our political leaders:

[Two Rwandan men accused of murdering eight tourists in 1999 have reportedly been sent to Australia as part of the Coalition's refugee swap deal with the US.
The pair were locked up in the US for the past 15 years, refusing to return to Rwanda where they are facing murder charges, according to reports in the US.
But under the refugee swap deal negotiated with Malcolm Turnbull and Barack Obama, the two were sent to Australia in exchange for asylum seekers currently in offshore detention, Politico reports.]

The Sri Lankan parallel of that would be to swap the leaders of the group that attacked on Easter Sunday for refugees from Pakistan. Obviously, we the ordinary citizens cannot punish the leaders. But in substance, is this not an example of suicide bombing?

It looks like a leaf out of the book of  Boat Arrivals in 1788 to establish a penal colony here. It means also that Americans are not able to manage their prisoners – especially foreign prisoners who are not bound by American laws.

Now that we the Australian public know about this, we demand that Julian Assange be repatriated to Australia – because we do not trust Americans who do secret deals with our political leaders to establish their penal colony here in Australia. American government that did ‘secret deal’ with Australian leaders – has lost its moral right to prosecute Assange.

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