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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 19, 2012, 02:01 PM

10. You're quite aware, as is Assange, that formal questioning off Swedish soil holds no legal ground.

The formal legal questioning -- that is a requirement to begin prosecution -- is not acceptable to Swedish courts. The prosecutor has said as much.

Lead Swedish prosecutor Marianne Ny says the latest arrest warrant was issued because Swedish law prohibits formal legal interviews over a telephone or video link. "We had a case in the southern Swedish city of Helsingborg where a suspect was heard via telephone, and it was heavily criticized by the Ombudsmen for Justice as not being in accordance with existing law," she tells TIME. "The Swedish embassy in London is not Swedish territory in the sense that we can hold interrogations there without formal approval of British authorities."

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2035032,00.html#ixzz2414PhsLY

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