Brief rationale on why the preliminary-investigation of the ‘case’ against Julian Assange in Sweden should be dropped, now. A further delay only fosters damage to the international position of Sweden.
By Prof. Marcello Ferrada de Noli
1. Case is stalled by all accounts
Despite the Swedish Court of Appeal direct recommendation to the prosecutor (Court of Appeal’s decision of 12 Novemberr 2014) to be more active in finding an “alternative formula” for completing the interrogation of Mr. Assange – indicating for instance an interrogation at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London– the prosecutor Marianne Ny continues to refuse to do so. Nevertheless, neither Swedish courts, nor government, nor the Prosecutor General, are taking the case any further. The ‘case’ is at a preliminary stage – no charges were ever made against Mr. Assange – is now in its FIFTH YEAR!
2. Asylum issue
The asylum of Mr Assange granted by Ecuador has to be respected, according international…
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