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He also adds that the defence’s attack on Ny’s credibility “amounts to very little” and that the retired judge who criticised her had no first hand knowledge, no evidence as to source of her opinion.
10.50am: The summary now addresses claims from the defence that Assange would face a negative climate in Sweden. He says there has been “considerable adverse publicity against Mr Assange in Sweden” including from the prime minister.
10.45am: The judge’s summary is onto attempts by the Swedish prosecutor to contact Assange before he left the country.
• Assange’s Swedish lawyer, Björn Hurtig, made a deliberate attempt to mislead this court, the judge says. He terms him an unreliable witness on attempts by the Swedish prosecutor to contact his client.
• Of Assange, he says: “It would be a reasonable assumption from the facts that Mr Assange was deliberately avoiding interrogation before he left Sweden.”
10.35am: The hearing has begun.