No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgement of his equals or by the law of the land. To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice.
When Magna Carta principles fail……………….
Then there is Asylum
But BBC4 in ‘Taking Liberties’ season celebrating 800 years of Magna Carta is choosing to produce a satire called ‘Asylum’.
Written by a man who tweets:
So it seems at the BBC when Magna Carta fails then, there is ‘Asylum’. But, alas, no hope for the persecuted but ridicule. There is clear perversion in the meaning of words and the values reflected at this state broadcast.
Maybe there are times when satire is not satire, it’s propaganda.
In the UK, £10 million is wasted on an expensive Metropolitan Police Embassy stakeout which is ludicrous. The UK is already in contempt of International Law on Non-refoulement (which forbids the rendering of a true victim of persecution to their persecutor) by not granting Safe Passage to Ecuador for Julian Assange.
Instead the UK wants to send him to Sweden on the pretext of questioning on allegations, when a visit by the Swedish Prosecutor towards that end would suffice to progress the case.
Sweden on the other hand has just changed its Constitution to allow it to extradite publishers who reveal Sweden’s Military partners war crimes. Let’s not forget Sweden has assisted the US war effort in Afghanistan.
Magna Carta: an introduction http://www.bl.uk/magna-carta/articles/magna-carta-an-introduction#sthash.CRQPzgU5.dpuf
Statement of the Government of the Republic of Ecuador on the asylum request of Julian Assange http://wlcentral.org/node/2958
Nick Clegg Tells Julian Assange To Shut Up And Go To Sweden http://www.buzzfeed.com/jimwaterson/julian-assange-legal-threat-embassy
Sweden changed its constitution to extradite publishers https://twitter.com/BellaMagnani/status/564383180493684736