“..DN Julian Assange has been fighting extradition to Sweden at a number of British courts. Why do you think it is important he wins?
JP Because the attempt to extradite Assange is unjust and political.
I have read almost every scrap of evidence in this case and it’s clear, in terms of natural justice – that no crime was committed.
The case would not have got this far had it not been for the intervention of Claes Borgstrom – a politician who saw an opportunity when the Stockholm prosecutor threw out almost all the police allegations.
Borgstrom was then in the middle of an election campaign.
When asked why the case was proceeding when both women had said that the sex had been consensual with Assange, he replied, “Ah, but they’re not lawyers.”
If the Supreme Court in London rejects Assange’s appeal, the one hope is the independence of the Swedish courts.
However, as the London Independent has revealed, Sweden and the US have already begun talks on Assange’s “temporary surrender” to the US -
- where he faces concocted charges – and the prospect of unlimited solitary confinement.
And for what?
For telling epic truths.
Every Swede who cares about justice and the reputation of his or her society should care deeply about this…”
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