|The MegaUpload founder wants to make his fight with the American government public by having his extradition appeal streamed live online. Of course, the US authorities are not happy about this suggestion, but New Zealand is proud of its courtroom transparency, so it might favor Dotcom’s wish.
Earlier in August, Kim Dotcom suffered a setback when the court rejected his efforts to regain control over his cash seized by the American government, thus effectively denying him the ability to properly defend himself in case of extradition to the US. Along with his colleagues, Kim Dotcom was found eligible for extradition to the US in 2015. His appeal hearing will be held at the High Court in Auckland and Dotcom wants everyone to see it.
Unlike many other jurisdictions that don’t allow for a live video to be transmitted from a courtroom, New Zealand has another position, with all its courts allowing cameras and the recording of proceedings.
The Chief Justice admitted that live streaming might be an available option, especially if there are fixed cameras in court. It remains an option in certain major cases and would be considered if an application is made. However, the transmissions would be subjected to a 10-minute delay in order to protect all parties.
Thus, Kim Dotcom is clearly in favor of having the 6-week hearing transmitted online, even though the US government is reportedly pulling in the opposite direction. Lawyers in the United States already questioned Dotcom’s application, but the grounds for the objection aren’t yet clear.
Anyway, Dotcom will not be giving up the fight, even if his extradition appeal fails. He has already clarified that he would take his case all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
|posted by (2016-08-30 15:43:38)|
|Thanks for the update!|
|posted by (2016-08-31 12:00:22)|
|If a lot of court cases went public, people would learn just how messed up things really are.|
|go kim !!|
|This certainly seems interesting. Go Kim!|
|posted by (2016-09-01 18:08:38)|
|"Dotcom is clearly in favor of having the 6-week hearing transmitted online, even though the US government is reportedly pulling in the opposite direction."|
OF COURSE they don't want it streamed ... if they had THEIR choice it would be a closed court. If it's STREAMED then MORE people will get to see their lies and trickery in trying to get him illegally extradited.
Extradition is SUPPOSED to be for crimes COMMITTED IN THAT COUNTRY, and usually applies to those who have fled to avoid prosecution or committed the crime while traveling in that country. In the past it's usually been reserved only to capital crimes (Murder, Rape, Drug Trafficking/Smuggling, Grand Theft/Embezzling/Fraud, etc). (The USA also extradites those who have committed crimes against their citizens ANYWHERE
The extradition procedures to which a person will be subjected are dependent on the law and practice of the REQUESTED state, and the sentence imposed by the requesting state cannot exceed that of the requested state. So even if Dotcom, a NEW ZEALAND CITIZEN, IS extradited, his maximum sentence in the USA cannot, BY LAW, exceed that of New Zealand's maximum sentence for a similar crime (in this case 5 years imprisonment) ... though I think they'll try!
|posted by (2016-09-02 02:41:04)|
|fighting desperately to stay in the news and remain relevant, once the public loses interest he's screwed.||
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