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Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks has been suspected of sexual offences. As of today, September 13th 2012, the preliminary investigation that was re-opened on September 1st 2010 has still not been completed. It’s been over two years since it was issued. Now it's time to go straight to the source of the problem.
Mr. Assange is known for his political views and work with WikiLeaks which publishes submissions of secret information about war crimes, corruption and other criminality. The British government intends to extradite Mr. Assange to Sweden for alleged sexual offences under a European Arrest Warrant that has been issued by the Swedish Prosecutor Marianne Ny at the Public Prosecution Authority Development Center in Gothenburg. Mr. Assange says he fears the extradition may result in a subsequent extradition to the United States to face charges over WikiLeak's publishing of diplomatic cables. As of today Mr. Assange has not been charged for any offense since there have been difficulties to arrange a preliminary investigation. Mr. Assange has asked for the Swedish Prosecution Authority to issue a ”Legal assistance in criminal matters” but this has been rejected. A "Diplomatic assurance" against a subsequent extradition to the United States, where he risks being tortured, has also been denied. Mr. Assange has made clear that he is willing to address the allegations as long as he doesn't have to fear for his safety.
Legal assistance in criminal matter:
NOW WITH A SIMILAR REQUEST FROM AMNESTY:
As of today, September 13th 2012, the preliminary investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Julian Assange has still not been completed. This petition is addressed to the Swedish Prosecution Authority, because it is in their hands to cancel any red notice and arrest warrant issued for Mr. Assange. It is also in their hands to enable the required arrangements for the preliminary investigation to take place.
For a long time we have all followed the case in which the matter of the sexual assault allegations against Mr. Assange has been handled. We believe that the situation has gone out of hand and could be detrimental to the credibility of Swedish authorities and legal system. People around the world are protesting, the two women involved are being hanged out and the dimensions in which authorities are trying to extradite Mr. Assange are out of line. As of today Mr. Assange has already spent 645 days under house arrest and is already a prisoner since he can’t leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. We also believe that it isn’t fair for the two women to have to go through even more public humiliation because there can’t be an agreement.
There needs to be a solution and an end to the case against Mr. Assange. This is first and foremost a matter of basic human rights and justice. We believe that Mr. Assange has the rights to fear for his life and therefore should be granted his safety. We ask the Swedish Prosecution Authority to proceed with the preliminary investigation with a “Legal assistance of criminal matters” which means doing a hearing by telephone, video link or at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. If the preliminary investigation leads to a finding that there is sufficient evidence to prosecute Mr. Assange and a trial would be held in Sweden, then a "Diplomatic assurance" against further extraditions should be issued. If the Swedish prosecutor succeeds in verifying that there are adequate reasons for Mr. Assange to be present in Sweden for the preliminary investigation then a diplomatic assurance should be issued before he exits the Ecuadorian Embassy.
We ask the Swedish Prosecution Authority to cooperate so there can be an end to a situation that is clearly no longer under control.