Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Breaking news: It was UK, not Sweden, that opposed bail for Assange
by Larry Geller
From Greg Mitchell’s live blog of WikiLeaks cables, this just in:
Shocker from The Guardian: It was UK prosecutors, not Swedish who wanted to appeal bail for Assange. "It had been widely thought Sweden had made the decision to oppose bail, with the CPS acting merely as its representative. But today the Swedish prosecutor's office told the Guardian it had "not got a view at all on bail" and that Britain had made the decision to oppose bail. Lawyers for Assange reacted to the news with shock." Hearing tomorrow.
Julian Assange is being kept in punitive conditions, in virtual isolation. Is that also the idea of the British? Who put them to it? Where’s the WikiLeak on this one?