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Lawyer says to push for Sweden to reopen Assange investigation

by Bernard on Thu Apr 11th, 2019 at 06:57:57 PM EST
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In the end, I think it is up to the prosecutor to issue a new European Arrest Warrant. But that would make things interesting.

I have some vague memory, that I fail to confirm, that an EAW comes before extradition to a third country. And while the extradition process to the US has only begun, the extradition process to Sweden has already gone through the courts. And if he is extradited to Sweden he can then (under the rules of Speciality) only be extradited to a third country if both UK and Sweden approves.

I also think that if he is extradited to Sweden, he will not be convicted. Rape cases are hard to prove, a nine year old case doesn't make it easier. Also, and unlike some cases, a rape case is something the courts are used to and have a lot of settled law in. So it would be very hard to get a conviction for the sake of convenience.

So my guess is that pressure will be applied so that an EAW isn't issued.

by fjallstrom on Thu Apr 11th, 2019 at 07:42:53 PM EST
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