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Julian Assange, the broom-cupboard-dweller also trading as Wikileaks, will be interviewed in Ecuador's London embassy by Swedish prosecutors over rape allegations. The Swedish Prosecution Authority announced earlier today that Assange would be interviewed at the embassy by chief prosecutor Ingrid Isgren and a Swedish police …

  1. JustNiz

    Really? You are discrediting and taking the piss out of a guy who at significant personal sacrifice, cost to himself and even threat to his life is trying to rigorously document and shine a much-needed light on government corruption?

    You should be f*****g ashamed of yourself.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    The Swedes could have done this long ago.

    Id imagine the reason for taking so long was to have enough time to build a bullshit case around this.

    Also, isn't there a time limit on keeping cases open?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "Assange has been hiding in the embassy since August 2012 to evade an EU-wide arrest warrant issued by Sweden." Or to avoid extra-judicial rendition to a CIA torture site. At the point where the future POTUS is openly discussing assassinating you with a drone in State Dept meetings do you really think he is hiding from a chat with some Swedish investigator?

  4. John Lilburne

    A match made in heaven

    "Assange has: taken to ranting on Twitter at all hours of the day and night!"

    Assange and Trump - Ah sooooo cute. Well after they give Trump his twitter account back that is.

  5. T J

    Well, gee, that was an impartial and unbiased article.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So what happens if Sweden decides there's nothing to prosecute?

    Assange is probably not going to want to leave the embassy, fearing that the Brits will pick him up for some unspecified crime, or to extradite him to the US - there's no outstanding warrant for him but that's obviously easily rectified.

    The question is, will Ecuador still give him sanctuary if the Swedish charges are dropped? If not, he might be better off if Sweden charges him.

    1. Trigonoceps occipitalis

      Re: So what happens if Sweden decides there's nothing to prosecute?

      Assange has to answer to the British Courts for not surrendering to his bail. He is unlikely to be left at liberty having been arrested on his exit from the embassy, he has form for bolting after all. Given the publicity and cost so far the Judge he stands in front of will take a dim view. Could he be gaoled, possibly - fined, certainly.

      None of the above is in any way dependent on the views of the Swedish justice system. His fears about extradition or rendition are also irrelevant (weather justified or not).

  7. Pat Harkin

    Is that actually Assange?

    Looks like a lightly bleached Noel Edmunds to me.

  8. mhenriday

    Thanks, Gareth ;

    you've upheld the Reg's spotless reputation for unbiased «journalism». An epic Fail and no mistake....


  9. Archie1954

    Very biased and mistaken

    The whole tone of this article is reprehensible. Assange was enforcing transparency and accountability on a nation of exceptional exceptionalists! As a man who wants to protect humanity, he had every right to do so because this nation of exceptional exceptionalists is constantly starting wars, assassinating people, killing and maiming civilians, destroying homes and infrastructure and creating millions of refugees. Assange believes such unbridled brutality can be brought under control, if the cover of secrecy that allows no sunshine in were removed and the light of day illuminated the horror that this nation is practicing. Sure it was a very big job he took on, but it was his humanitarian beliefs that caused him to do it! I can find no fault with that, none whatsoever!

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