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Yes, Assange, we'll still nick you for skipping bail, rules court

flayman

Have a read of this, my friend: http://foreignpolicy.com/2014/08/18/would-sweden-ever-extradite-assange-to-the-united-states/

"Foreign Policy discussed his case with UIf Wallentheim, the director of the division for criminal cases and international judicial cooperation at the Swedish Ministry of Justice. He said that Swedish courts tend to see through such ploys to circumvent Swedish extradition agreements’ exceptions. Swedish judges often examine a case’s underlying factors when making their determinations, he said."

If and when the United States requested extradition from the Swedish authorities, it would be judged on its merits. But you can't just say outright that the US would attempt to circumvent the exceptions, without risking diplomatic relations. What is required here is to give the United States the benefit of a fair reading in the future.

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