Julian Assange fears extradition to the U.S., not questioning of the allegations in Sweden. The article on your blog is misleading. He fears prolonged torture. Like anyone would.


Response from David Aaronovitch:

There is no extradition request from the US, and if there was one then it would have to meet very stringent human rights tests in Sweden before being granted. All this would happen in the fullest glare of international publicity. Bear in mind that Assange had himself requested residency in Sweden before the allegations of sexual assault surfaced, suggesting that his judgment as of August 2010 was that Sweden was a safe place for him to live. What changed? I think it was the allegations themselves that changed his mind not the danger of extradition.

For reference, here’s the quote in question.


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