Assange lawyer under investigation in Sweden

Posted: March 7, 2011 in Uncategorized

All,

The fascist undermining of the rule of law in the U.S. and Europe marches forward.

It appears that Sweden’s persecution of Julian Assange is not about to end, in spite of the international criticism of it.  And Britain is helping.

Now it appears that Assange’s lawyer is in trouble.  Kinda like the lawyers that tried to represent Guantanamo detainees, who found themselves being persecuted as “terrorists.”

Scott

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Assange lawyer under investigation in Sweden

http://www.thelocal.se/32354/20110302/

Julian Assange’s Swedish lawyer Björn Hurtig is under investigation by the Swedish Bar Association (Advokatsamfundet) following accusations made by a British judge during the WikiLeaks founder’s extradition trial.

In releasing his ruling last week that Assange should be extradited to Sweden, District Judge Howard Riddle, accused Hurtig of deliberately misleading the court, calling him “unreliable”.

Riddle also claimed that Hurtig, who was called to testify at the trial by his client’s British legal team, had purposefully given faulty information about how many times Swedish prosecutors tried to contact him.

Speaking with The Local following the announcement of the verdict, Hurtig rejected the British judge’s criticism.

“I’m a reliable person; I’m a reliable witness,” he said.

Following the criticism, the Swedish Bar Association has decided to demand Hurtig provide an explanation of his actions.

“We sent Hurtig a letter last week and asked him to explain himself,” Bar Association secretary general Anne Ramberg told the TT news agency.

She described Judge Riddle’s statements as a “extremely serious critique” of the Swedish lawyer.

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