Top Swedish judge conceded chance Sweden could illegally send Julian Assange to USA
Chance of Julian Assange going to US
BY:MARK SCHLIEBS From: The Australian April 04, 2013 12:00AM
A TOP Swedish judge has conceded it was possible that his government may send Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the US if it successfully extradited him over a sex crime investigation.
Supreme court judge Stefan Lindskog, speaking about the legal questions surrounding Mr Assange’s case at the University of Adelaide last night, said it should never be presumed that a “state, or any part of it, is always good”.
When Justice Lindskog was asked if it were possible that Sweden could illegally send Mr Assange to the US in the same manner it had returned a suspected terrorist to Egypt in 2001 to be subsequently tortured, he said it was correct to say that states do not always act legally.
“It’s correct,” Justice Lindskog, the chair of the Supreme Court and billed as one of Sweden’s most pre-eminent jurists, told the audience.
“But that case didn’t pass the Supreme Court.
“I think this case … will pass the Supreme Court, and hopefully we won’t have such a problem again.”
I think Assange (like him or not) now has concrete reasons to fight his extradition to Sweden because there is no guarantee from their Supreme Court that he won’t be extradited to the USA in the dead of night one on Swedish soil.