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Tuesday, 16 April 2019 - Strasbourg Provisional edition

The possible extradition of Julian Assange (debate)
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  William (The Earl of) Dartmouth (EFDD). – Madam President, I very much appreciate you giving me the opportunity to respond. It is a legal matter; that is it. Period. It is a legal matter.

Now if you’re an advocate of politicians’ interfering and intervening in legal due process that is a perfectly understandable and legitimate point of view, although one that I don’t happen to agree with, but that is your privilege. That is your privilege to argue that, but it is completely contrary to the way in which Western democracy and democratic institutions are organised. The separation of the executive and the judiciary is absolutely fundamental.

(The speaker agreed to take a blue-card question under Rule 162(8))

 
Last updated: 9 July 2019Legal notice