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We Tweak Russia Over Pussy Riot, Russia Tweaks Us Over Julian Assange

Posted by Phoenix Woman on August 18, 2012

Tit-for-tat, anyone?

This will never make it into the establishment US media’s radar screens, but even as we tweak Russia over Pussy Riot, Russia is tweaking our ally, Britain (and by extension, us) about Assange:

AFP- Russia on Friday warned Britain against violating fundamental diplomatic principles after London suggested it could arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange inside Ecuador’s embassy.

“What is happening gives grounds to contemplate the observance of the spirit and the letter of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, and in particular the Article 22 spelling out the inviolability of diplomatic premises,” the Russian foreign ministry said.

And, in what in addition to a chastisement for harboring Boris Berezovsky and other fugitives from Putin’s dubious justice was probably also a shot at the UK for harboring Augusto Pinochet, he who ordered the raping of women via trained dogs, the Russians added this:

At the same time, Moscow warned Britain against interpreting the law selectively, stressing that London has given refuge to “dozens of people suspected of committing grave crimes” who are wanted in other countries.

“What to do with a right to refuge for Julian Assange when London turns the observance of this right for this category of people into an absolute principle?” the Russian foreign ministry asked, referring to a number of high-profile figures granted asylum in Britain.


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