This is nothing short of basic violation of human rights and a mockery of the criminal justice system.
Julian Assange has been literally locked up in a makeshift prison for going on 4 years for allegedly refusing to wear a condom in a sexual encounter.
One question begs answered. Why on earth did these women consent to having sex sans condom?
Second question. This one is even more pertinent. Why would any government/law enforcement agency be so adamant in pursuing someone for committing an act that millions of males world wide probably commit billions of times without consequence?
This completely insane miscarriage of justice will probably go down in history as one of the silliest and absurd actions by any country (in this case 3) to bring down a whistle blower.
Sweden Finally Questions WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange At Ecuador’s London Embassy
Assange entered the embassy on June 19, 2012 under threat of extradition to Sweden, where he was wanted for questioning on charges of sexual assault. Assange allegedly refused to wear a condom during sex with two women in 2010. He denies this claim and has not been formally charged with any crime.
He was granted asylum by Ecuador amid concerns that Sweden would extradite him to the United States, where it’s believed that he could face decades in prison or even the death penalty under charges brought by a secret, ongoing federal grand jury.
Until recently, Sweden had refused to question Assange at the embassy, insisting that he leave the embassy to travel abroad for questioning. Embassy officials have frequently criticized Sweden’s refusal to travel to the embassy.
“There was no need for the Swedish authorities to delay for over 1,000 days before agreeing to carry out this interview, given that the Swedish authorities regularly question people in Britain and received permission to do so on more than 40 occasions in recent years,” said Guillaume Long, Ecuador’s foreign minister, in an interview with International Business Times published on Monday.
The Guardian’s Esther Addley and David Crouch reported that Ingrid Isgren, Sweden’s deputy chief prosecutor, began questioning Assange on Monday morning. Three days have been set aside for the interview, which will be carried out by an Ecuadorean prosecutor and must follow a list of questions submitted by Sweden earlier this year.
Isgren is allowed to ask Assange to clarify his answers to those questions, but she may not ask any questions not already on that list. Addley and Crouch reported that she plans to ask Assange to submit to a DNA test.
It’s widely believed that Assange’s mental and physical health have deteriorated dramatically from his years of confinement. In September, WikiLeaks released a December 2015 psychosocial medical evaluation of Assange, in which a doctor whose name was redacted by WikiLeaks, wrote: “Mr Assange’s mental health is highly likely to deteriorate over time if he remains in his current situation.”
In February, a United Nations panel ruled that his treatment constitutes “arbitrary detention,” a human rights violation.