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Prosecution tasked to investigate Assange are being criminally investigated themselves

15. June 2016

Prosecution tasked to investigate Assange are being criminally investigated themselves

Today on the 15th of June 2016, Wikileaks announced on their Facebook page that the Swedish police have launched a criminal investigation into prosecutor Marrianne Ny over her handling of the Assange case.  Marrianne Ny (Swedish Prosecution Authority) heads the investigation against Assange that accuses him of committing rape.

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Details to this investigation are yet to be released by the Swedish Police according to Wikileaks, but what can be said about Marrianne Ny’s legal team (The Swedish Prosecution Authority) is that they’ve been unable to build a concrete case against Assange up till now due to the failure to question him in a timely fashion on the accusations levied. Questioning is the first step in the criminal prosecution procedure in Sweden, and only after the questioning can a prosecution authority follow with indictments.

Julian Assange was granted full asylum by the Ecuadorian government on the 16th of August 2012  where he has remained ever since. In March 2015 Marianne Ny showed willingness to allow Assange to be interviewed in London by stating that the interview would be conducted by a deputy prosecutor, Ingrid Isgren, as well as a police investigator. Furthermore in December 2015 an agreement was reached by Ecuador and Sweden which would allow Assange to be interviewed in the Embassy.

Despite these developments, Marrianne Ny’s team had not questioned Assange to date, hence leading speculation that today’s announcement by the Swedish police to launch a criminal investigation against Marrianne Ny’s handling of the Assange case may have dervived from their findings that her case was politically motivated. Assange denies the offences and claims that the investigation against him is politically motivated and that if he surrendered to Swedish custody he would be indicted for espionage by the US for his work with WikiLeaks, which has released millions of classified documents.

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3 replies on “Prosecution tasked to investigate Assange are being criminally investigated themselves”

When politicians and their minions are eager to prove their point by hook and by crook, they eventually get on the Stand themselves. At that point, they indulge in the blame game to save their hide…
More power to Assange!

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