Saturday, June 30, 2012

Interesting Twist, Julian

Susan Benn, from the Julian Assange Defence Fund, addresses the media
outside the Ecuadorean embassy. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP
Julian Assange delivered a statement to the press yesterday, through a spokesperson outside the Ecuadorean embassy in London, in which he, among other things, said:
"Although it is normal procedure, Swedish authorities have refused, without reason, to make the three hour trip to London and to interview Julian causing him to be trapped in the UK under virtual house arrest for 561 days and an additional 10 days in solitary confinement – all without charge. Instead they have issued an Interpol red notice and extradition requests."
Nice try Julian, but you get no bananas from me. You cannot blame this on either the prosecutor Mrs. Marianne Ny or Sweden, because it is all your own fault by the course of action you have chosen. 

It is up to the prosecutor to decide in what manner to best conduct the investigation and if it is possible and suitable for the full investigation of the alleged crimes to question a suspect abroad. It is never a right for the suspected criminal to ask for special treatment or to tell the prosecutor how to do her job.

Read the full article; Julian Assange to sit out standoff over extradition at Ecuadorean embassy.

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