“Of course if they had had evidence against him they would never drop the case.”
–Per E. Samuelson
Very lucid and painful to watch interview with Julian Assange’s Swedish lawyer, today, upon news breaking internationally that Sweden “dropped the rape case,” against Assange. They did not even “drop” the case–rather, they finally deigned to interview him properly after 6 years and discovered they had no case.
Assange was accused, tried, and found guilty in Swedish media, which then spread internationally.
How will they spin the story now? Will anybody be held accountable?
Virtually every Swedish friend I discussed the case with since it happened put me “on the carpet” as the Swedish saying goes, for trying to get at the facts. It was just not done. I can see their concerned faces in front of me now.
This is what is appalling about people. The banality of evil.
They “know” but they don’t investigate, or keep open minds. Or wait.
Assange said, from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London: ‘The proper war is just commencing.”
This is a victory and an inspiration for victims of media-driven media-witch hunts everywhere.
One wonders, also, why the Swedish media made such an exceptional exception to its strict laws about never showing the face of an accused rapist in the press. This is supposedly in order to keep the peace. Why didn’t the laws apply to Julian Assange?
Many questions for Sweden–and prosecutor Marianne Ny, famous for her mirthless, self righteous demeanor– to answer.