I’m of two minds. The issue of whether his legal right are being respected is important, and I seriously doubt that Sweden normally pursues rape cases with no aggravating factors to quite this extent. So to the extent that he is being pursued in any way illegally—as opposed to extraordinarily—I am certainly concerned.
But while I won’t excuse bad behavior by state actors to the extent that I would for purposes of getting the likes of Bin Laden, there is a certain degree to which I could care less what the hell happens to this bastard. He’s made it clear enough that he has no sense of responsibility to anything but his own ego. Cool. Let him hide in the Ecuadorian embassy for the rest of his life. My ONLY concern is for the letter of the law. There are a lot of people who I am more concerned about than Assange. Like nearly all of them.
That’s my honest take on this.