Mon Jul 30, 2012, 07:01 PM
struggle4progress (81,903 posts)
Here are some nice links for you:
A few links indicating the sex-with-unconscious-woman aspect:
... According to the Swedish branch of Interpol, a recent arrest warrant for Assange states that the rape accusation stems from a sexual encounter in which the woman "was asleep and in a helpless state" ...
Behind Assange's Arrest: Sweden's Sex-Crime Problem
By Eben Harrell / Stockholm Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010
... A second woman says Assange had sex with her without a condom while he was a guest at her Stockholm home and she was asleep ...
Sweden appeals bail for Assange
BY DAVID STRINGER
From the recent Australian Four Corners piece:
... Ardin and Wilen went to Central Stockholm's Klara police station to see if they could compel Assange to take an STD test ...
Sex, Lies and Julian Assange
By Andrew Fowler and Wayne Harley
Updated July 24, 2012 15:49:00
What Assange's lawyer told the British courts:
... Julian Assange's lawyer told a court yesterday that prosecutors attempted to interview the WikiLeaks founder over sexual assault allegations while he was still in Sweden. Bjorn Hurtig's admission contradicts his previous claim that the Swedish authorities had only asked to speak with Mr Assange after he had left the country. The lawyer admitted under cross-examination that he was mistaken to suggest that he had heard nothing from prosecutor Marianne Ny until after Mr Assange had left the country. He accepted that he was in regular contact via text message and telephone with Ms Ny, but had forgotten to include the fact in his witness statement ...
Assange lawyer admits he was wrong over interview
By Mark Hughes , Crime Correspondent
Wednesday 09 February 2011
A quick look at Assange's views on this:
... Mr Assange regards himself as a victim of radicalism. "Sweden is the Saudi Arabia of feminism," he said. "I fell into a hornets' nest of revolutionary feminism" ...
WikiLeaks founder baffled by sex assault claims
by: Marie Colvin
From: The Sunday Times
December 27, 2010 12:00AM
... After a strange few days of contact with the women, one of whom said she wanted me to do an STD test, I needed some time and space to myself, so I booked into a hotel for the night ...
Julian Assange: 'I did not rape those women'
In the first extract from the book, Julian Assange gives his version of the background to accusations of sexual assault that have led to his battle against extradition to Sweden
Bottom line: The women apparently claim that they consented to sex with condom but got sex without condom, for which they had not consented, one case occurring when the woman was unconscious, which would actually be rape in many juriosdictions. Absent the condom, the women were concerned about STDs, as even Assange himself admits. The original complaint have been intended to force an STD test after the unprotected sex. Assange, however, was uncooperative and left Sweden while Swedish authorities were trying, through his lawyer, to schedule an interview with him: his comments on "revolutionary feminism" clearly exhibit his contempt. You can look up for yourself the bail cash and sureties that people fronted on Assange's behalf, before he jumped bail and hid in Ecuador's embassy
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