Lady Emma Arbuthnot, the Westminster chief magistrate enmeshed in a conflict of interest, will no longer be presiding over the extradition proceedings of imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, said WikiLeaks lawyer Jen Robinson, at an event in Sydney on Friday night .
Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom, a former defence minister, is a paid chair of the advisory board of military corporation Thales Group, and was until earlier this year an adviser to arms company Babcock International. Both companies have major contracts with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD).
The revelations highlight concerns about conflicts of interest. Lady Arbuthnot began presiding over Assange’s legal case in 2017 and ruled this June that a full hearing would begin next February to consider the request for extradition from the UK made by the Trump administration.
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Bisher fliegen militärische Drohnen in speziellen Bereichen, bald sollen sie auch im zivilen Luftraum fliegen dürfen. Rüstungskonzerne entwickeln dafür automatische Ausweichsysteme. Serienmäßig soll dies zuerst bei der „Eurodrohne“ umgesetzt werden, in Deutschland ist vielleicht die Spionagedrohne „Triton“ schneller.
Equipment for the new control tower at the Dushanbe airport will be supplied by French Company Thales, Asia-Plus reported, referring to a source in the Tajik government
The Ministry of Defense of France is sponsoring the construction of this significant strategic facility and French company Marc Meunier will build the control tower at the Dushanbe airport. The project is reportedly expected to be completed in 2021.