Julian Assange Court Decision – live update 4

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But doesn’t offend Euro convention on human rights. Position ‘more subtle and less stark’ than #assange defence suggests
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Re: rape trials held behind closed doors, #assange team called ‘secret trial’. ‘Certainly alien’ in UK system
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If there have been any irregularities in swedish system best place to examine them in a swedish trial’ #assange
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Dismisses abuse of process. Now looking at human rights and Q of fair trial #assange
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Absolutely satisfied’ that public comments from Swedish PM will not affect any trial in swedish courts #assange
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‘Prosecutors, lawyers and politicians are best advised not to comment to the press until a case is over’ #assange

11.10am: The defence argued that the allegations against Assange were not offences in English law and therefore not extraditable. The judge says the three alleged offences against Miss A (sex assault and molestation) meet the criteria for extradition offences and a fourth against Miss B, an allegation of rape, “would amount to rape” in this country (the defence had disputed this).

 

11.08am: More on the interview, or absence of one – the judge says it is not unreasonable for Ny to want to interview Assange in Sweden rather than the UK and it cannot be said that because he has not been interviewed he is not wanted for prosecution. He says he has “no doubt” that Assange is wanted for prosecution in Sweden.

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