- Nov 3, 2009
If Sweden is to extradite Assange to the States, first of all, the States need to make this demand. They haven't. If they do, the UK needs to agree on extraditing him. If they in turn do, then it's going through the legal process. Once the Supreme Court has made it's ruling, there is still the European Court. Do you really, in all honesty, think that the US cares that much about some narcissist that has had his business crippled and lost all credibility?Because the UK first has to hand Julian over to Sweden over this particular case. I am also not aware of the US charging Julian over anything just yet, so the UK cannot extradite him to the US without the US charging him and requesting it first. If Sweden were serious about prosecuting this supposed rape, they would grant these reasonable accomodations.
I don't assume to judge, in Sweden we leave that to judges. I have an opinion as to the evidence available to the public and another opinion as to his behavior.Interesting how you don't quote the rest of my post, i guess you implicitly agree with me that julian did not rape these women.
In which case you do not know that Britain has to agree to the extradition before Sweden can do anything. Meaning you are misinformed. Sweden cannot extradite Assange without the UKs consent.Edit: And actually, the real reason why Julian is afraid of going to Sweden is because his chance of extradition to the US is much higher there because the Swedes are even more of a lapdog to the US than the Brits are:
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Regarding the Egyptian extradition, that was wrong in many instances. Chances of that happening again with the shitstorm it generated in mind? Slim. Sweden was also given guarantees from Egypt that they would not be tortured or mistreated. The UN criticism mainly focused on how the Swedish government should not have accepted these guarantees.
edit: lol at citing an anonymous author at "wikileaks-forum". Yeah, I'm sure that is one darn unbiased source. They too are misinformed. Here is the treaty, enjoy the read: