Ruotsissa kohu poliisin ja Assangea syyttävän naisen yhteyksistä
Assangen raiskausjutun tutkinnassa törkeää puolueellisuutta
Julian Assange police investigator a friend of sex assault accuser
The police investigator who first interviewed two Swedish women about allegations of rape and sexual assault against Julian Assange is a friend and political associate of one of the women, a Swedish newspaper has claimed.
The female officer became friends with the woman referred to in court as Miss A through Sweden's Social Democratic party, in which both are involved, according to Expressen. The pair corresponded on the internet 16 months before the allegations were made against Assange.
The paper said the officer had made anti-Assange comments on the internet.
According to Expressen, Miss A and the police interrogator had internet contact in April 2009, when Miss A wrote a blog about white men "who take the right to decide what is not abusive". The officer commented that the author "puts her finger on the bottom line and speaks out", to which Miss A replied: "Hello! Thanks for the compliment. And like you say, white men must always defend the right to use abusive words. Then they of course deny that these very words are part of a system that keeps their group at the top of the social ladder."
The paper said that when another newspaper, Aftonbladet, hosted a recent webchat with Assange, the officer commented "What the heck is this! Judgment zero!" The previous day she had commented on the same page: "Way to go, Claes Borgstrom!" Borgstrom is the lawyer representing the women and a former SDP politician, who Assange's team has argued is acting from political motives.
Interrogator in the Assange case friend with woman accusing Wikileaks founder
Police superintendent Ulf Göranzon tells Expressen that he is not aware of the fact that the police interrogator is a friend of one of the plaintiffs.
What do you say to those who mean that the public trust for the police has been tarnished by the fact that one of the investigators is a friend of one of the plaintiffs?
- Since I do not have any facts, other than rumours, I will not comment on that.
Karin Rosander, information director at the Office Of The Public Prosecutor, comments on the new findings:
- We know that rumours are going around, but the prosecutor has explicitly said that she will not give any comments in this matter while there is an ongoing process in England.
Assange case officer 'friend' of accuser: report
Kommentti: Is there anyone connected with this disastrous case, (for the prosecution, or the defence, and from the Prime Minister down to the humblest policeman), who isn't inept, incompetent, ignorant, incapable, immoral, unethical, unprincipled or unprofessional? Every one of them should be disciplined and/or sacked.