Sweden

2016-09-19 Marianne Ny's plan worked

Last Friday, we were to hear the decision of the Svea Court of Appeal regarding the continued detention of Julian Assange, but the decision was postponed a week at the last minute. Of course this was brought on by Marianne Ny's cringeworthy press conference. The court decision arrived on 16 September instead: continued detention, writes Dick Sundevall for Paragraf.

2016-09-18 No Debate

On 17 December 2010, in the wake of their interception of the Swedish police documents in the Assange case sent by Swedish attorney Björn Hurtig to Jennifer Robinson then at FSI, the Guardian published a series of articles, one of which was written by Esther Addley. 17 December 2010 is a long time ago - nearly six years - but one thing sticks out immediately when revisiting.

2016-09-09 Marianne Ny's shaggy dog story

"Julian Assange is the victim of unprecedented negative special treatment, and there's been no quality to speak of in Marianne Ny's investigation", writes retired Swedish prosecutor Rolf Hillegren in state-owned Swedish news site SVT Nyheter.

2016-09-08 The six-year sentence

"Thank you, Uppdrag Granskning, for your report on the Assange case", writes Åsa Samsioe at Dagens Juridik. "In contrast to so many other journalists, you seem to do a professional job!"

2016-09-07 Psychologist: Assange's situation can become life-threatening

Years in confined space at the Ecuador embassy, with no chance to go outdoors, and earlier in a house arrest wearing an ankle bracelet, have harmed Julian Assange both physically and mentally, according to a report shown to Uppdrag Granskning's Petter Ljunggren.

2016-09-07 Marianne Ny missed several opportunities to interview Assange

It's been six years since Julian Assange was arrested for sex crimes in Sweden. Only after criticism from the Court of Appeals did Marianne Ny act, and apply to interview Assange in London, but still there's been no interview, report Petter Ljunggren, Axel Gordh Humlesjö, and Frida Johansson for Swedish public service news.

2016-09-06 "Marianne Ny is a terrible person"

Six years on the run from Swedish justice, rape suspect Julian Assange seriously attacks Marianne Ny who leads the investigation, reports Arne Lapidus. "She is a terrible person", Assange tells Uppdrag Granskning.

2016-09-06 "Sweden can surrender Assange to the US"


The United States continues to work on bringing Julian Assange to trial. There is also a possibility that Sweden will surrender him to the US. This according to the programme Uppdrag Granskning to be shown on television this Wednesday evening, reports Stefan Lisinski.

2016-08-09 Sistema sueco a prueba: ¿Respetará o ignorará a la ONU en el caso Assange?

9 de Agosto de 2016

Assange presenta apelación pidiendo cumplimiento del dictamen de la ONU

2016-08-09 Press Release: Assange Files Appeal to Enforce UN Findings

9 August 2016

This morning, Julian Assange filed an appeal at Sweden's Court of Appeal of Svea, arguing that Sweden must comply with the UN's February 5th findings that his deprivation of liberty is unlawful and that Sweden must release and compensate him immediately for the harm caused.

2016-07-03 On the Occasion of Julian Assange Celebrating His 45th Birthday Within the Confines of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London


Today, 3 July 2016, on the birthday of the greatest truth-teller of our times, it might be appropriate to congratulate and celebrate with Julian Assange (and his friends and his cat).

But is is also appropriate to review the persecution he has endured now for so many years. And no one is more suited to that task than the United Nations, as per their ruling from 4 December 2015.

Their description of the conditions of Julian Assange's persecution unequivocally places the Swedish prosecutor Marianne Ny in a category solely her own, forever displacing Claes Borgström as the country's (perhaps the world's) most incompetent (and most heinous) jurist ever.

2016-07-03 Happy 45, Julian!

Today Julian Assange celebrates yet another birthday - his 45th - at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. He remains there because the United Kingdom refuse to recognise the 5 February ruling of the United Nations.

The United Kingdom, running lockstep with the United States, prefer to refer to a Swedish court ruling to detain Julian in absentia for the purposes of a questioning the Swedes have refused to undertake over thirty times.

Julian was granted political asylum by Ecuador after it became clear that neither Sweden nor the United Kingdom would do anything to resolve the deadlock, and because it's been the intention of the United Kingdom to send Julian to Sweden, a country which has a special agreement of temporary surrender with the United States, an agreement that supersedes all other agreements and laws.

Guillaume Long of the Foreign Ministry of Ecuador has acknowledged that his country has now received an application for questioning from notorious Swedish prosecutor Marianne Ny, but the contents of that request are not yet known.

There will be a birthday celebration outside the embassy at 16:00 BST, with birthday cake and refreshments available.

2016-06-10 'Today I went to see Julian Assange...'


Statement by Michael Moore outside Ecuadorian Embassy, London, posted to Facebook on Friday, 10 June 2016 at 03:15.

2014-09-24 Transcript: Assange Interview with Sky News

Interview with Sarah Hewson 18.09.2014.

2014-09-22 Transcript: Assange BBC Interview

Interview with John Simpson of the BBC 18 September 2014.

2014-08-16 Statement of the Government of the Republic of Ecuador on the asylum request of Julian Assange

On June 19, 2012, the Australian citizen Julian Assange, showed up on the headquarters of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, with the purpose of requesting diplomatic protection of the Ecuadorian State, invoking the norms on political asylum in force. The requester has based his petition on the fear of an eventual political persecution of which he may be a victim in a third State, which can use his extradition to the Swedish Kingdom to obtain in turn the ulterior extradition to such country.

The Government of Ecuador, faithful to the asylum procedure, and attributing the greatest seriousness to this case, has examined and assessed all the aspects implied, particularly the arguments presented by Mr Assange backing up the fear he feels before a situation that this person considers as a threat to his life, personal safety and freedom.

2014-08-11 Assange in Sweden: This Day Four Years Ago

Sunday 15 August 2010

What happens today is another of the official reasons Julian came back to Sweden. Today he's to meet Rick Falkvinge and sign an agreement for WikiLeaks hosting with Pirate Party rack space in the Bahnhof bunker.

Anna comes along as the official WikiLeaks press secretary.

Pirate Party system administrator Richie Olsson also tags along to photograph the event. One of his photographs was long suppressed; it's found below. It shows Anna beaming on the far left.

2014-08-01 Criticism of Sweden's record-long detentions is growing

'Those two weeks were so far the worst in my life. Because I was heartbroken, I was afraid, I was worried, I did not know what lay ahead.'
- Andreas Nygren, today with an NGO helping minors in detention
'I'd very much prefer to be locked up with rats and bad food.'
- Göran, in pretrial detention for 850 days with no access to the outside world

Transcript: Göran sat in pretrial detention for 850 days - criticism of Sweden's record-long detentions is growing
Source: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt/392059?programid=4702
Program: In the Name of the Law
Radio channel: Swedish State Radio (sverigesradio.se)
Broadcast date: 6 July 2014
Original language: Swedish
Length: 29:32

2014-07-26 Stockholm District Court Protocol 2014-07-16

[UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION]

THE COURT
Chief judge Lena Egelin

KEEPER OF THE MINUTES
District court law clerk Sanna Ordenius

PARTIES (present unless stated otherwise)

PROSECUTORS
Prosecution director Marianne Ny and chief prosecutor Ingrid Isgren
Development Centre and Southern prosecution office Stockholm resp

SUSPECT
Julian Assange 1971-07-03
Deprivation of liberty: detained in his absence
Unknown address
Not personally present

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