Re: Makes no sense
Because it's not the job of a government to pre-empt the judiciary in determining if Assange has a case to answer under Swedish extradition law.
You know, saying "we've got an extradition treaty with another country, but we'll ignore that for the moment". Its the court's job to work out if there's a prima facie case, and if the offence alleged is covered by the treaty (usually it has to be an offence in both countries).
What they are entitled to do is, once an extradition request is issued is to require an assurance that the death penalty won't be demanded, or Assange be kept in inhumane conditions.