Originally posted by dipswitch
Hmm so off he goes to Sweden then to face these charges. Hopefully his defense fund is made available to him so he isn't short changed in court.
AND to those in pursuit of his lynching please remember that the world is watching...
You know, a funny thing is that the prosecutor in Sweden created this arrest warrent ONLY because she needed to hear his version
So this is ONLY a warrent to get him back to Sweden to be interviewed about the case by the state prosecutor - to face the allegations against him.
Legally, according to Swedish law - he could actually walk out as a free man after that interview and meeting, IF the prosecutor and the Swedish court
decides that the allegations against him are rubbish and that they're not sufficient to prosecute him fully later further down the line.
IMO he'll probably walk away from the "rape" charge but could be in some minor problems regarding the other allegations which are brought against him
- however, since these are "minor" crimes in the eye of the law and the fact that there are still two sides of every story and a case of words against
word - I think the case against him could actually be thrown out by the Swedish court at the end anyway!
The Swedish legal system and the Government is in deep crap for the moment since other revelations has been brought to the public's attention these
latest weeks by the Wikileaks logs. A political scandal is brewing regarding the current Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Justice's
involvement in all of this - so I really don't think that they want the embarrassment of another scandal on their hands by treating this case with the
modus operandi of a full blown Stasi-Nation-State?
So I actually think that there's a small chance that they will judge on this case extra carefully with silk glows and the whole répertoire of
fairness and correctness which Sweden used to be so famous for - because they know that the whole world are watching, and they hopefully won't risk to
see their hard earned reputation go down the drain for just one silly court case.
And if that is not happening, well! in that case we'll have the proof that the fair and always correct Sweden has finally turned into a full blown
Fascist Vassal State in the eye of the public - and that fact including the outrage from the Swedish public regarding the interference of a foreign
power/nation state in domestical Swedish legal matters, could be a political suicide and trouble for the current Swedish Government and a huge
Government crises and possibly also a re-election looming on the horizon for the Swedish Government.
That's their high stake in this shady game!
The Swedish Government and prosecutors will be under great pressure whatever they decide to do - will they give Assange a fair and correct treatment
and risk their cozy relation with the US?
Will the they bend over totally? and openly in front of the whole world be the bitch of the US and risk/face the domestical political consequences and
possibly public outrage for doing so?
edit on 7-12-2010 by Chevalerous because: (no reason given)