2. It seems clear that mere "questioning" is not the object.
Given the nature of the alleged offense, so far, an unseemly quantity of time and effort has been invested in the case too, which seems very much like a "tell" to me. Whatever this is, it is not about some sexual offense in Sweden.
It's not that I think that Assange is not a MCP, or has no personal flaws, or that I approve of screwing "sleeping" girls, but that does not rise to the level requiring this sort of effort from political and criminal justice systems.
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