FBI Continues To Insist There's No Reason For Kim Dotcom To Be Able To See The Evidence Against Him

from the of-course-not dept

We already noted that the New Zealand judicial system apparently isn't as willing as the US expected to rubberstamp approval of the extradition of Kim Dotcom. Part of that ruling was a requirement that the US turn over the evidence they're using against Dotcom, so that he can counter it in fighting against the extradition. However, it appears that the US is still fighting this, having the New Zealand prosecutor (who is fighting on their behalf) argue that Dotcom should only be allowed to see a single document out of the 22 million emails the FBI collected and that this really isn't a matter for the New Zealand courts to concern themselves with, as they should just let the Americans handle it.
Crown lawyer John Pike argued that there was no need for Dotcom to have access because he was not being tried in New Zealand.

The judge in the extradition case needed only to decide if there was a case for him to answer in the US, Mr Pike said, and that question was answered by the record of case.
That's kind of amazing when you think about it. He shouldn't be allowed to even see the evidence against him... even if it might prove that there is no "case for him to answer to in the US." That's what's so troubling about the US position on cases like this one and the O'Dwyer/TVshack case. They seem to assume that it shouldn't be of any concern if they drag someone thousands of miles across oceans to face trumped up charges in the US.

Filed Under: extradition, fbi, john pike, kim dotcom, new zealand

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    Anonymous Coward, 6 Jul 2012 @ 1:46pm


    In order for what you said to hold any truth, USA would first have to demonstrate they don't violate treaties themselves. ALENA ? pretty much violated daily by americans... Geneva peace treaty, violated in almost every military use by the americans(you guys still do with Guantanamo)... So please, PLEASE, just shut up and listen, you haven't done that in a while. USA isn't the democracy of the world and their oppressive vision of the world trought the capital lens isn't shared by REAL educated people. The only educated people that agrees with it are the rich ones who use that system to achieve wealth for their family. As if wealth provides ANYTHING. Of coure the USA wants to shut down Dotcom, they also want to shut down the way the internet works because they don't make as much money as they see "they could make".

    -Have you ever seen a dollar being used by a physician in an operation room ?
    -Have you ever seen a dollar driving you somewhere ?
    -Have you ever captured or grown food with money ?

    Money made sense in a world with large disparities as a mean to ease communication regardless of the differences. In a world where we've learned that those were not "real" differences, we no longer need money as a "bridge" between cultures, what we need is a goal so that that goal becomes our "culture". Sorry but I don't plan on passing on an ending world to future generations. I'd rather give them a world where it makes sense to live, than ask them to make sense out of living in a meaningless world.

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