The confirmation Wednesday by a Swedish court of international arrest warrant for Julian Assange demonstrates that “there is a police investigation, but a political persecution,” says lawyer and author Eva Golinger.
RT.com Published: July 16, 2014 | 22:37 GMT Last updated: July 16, 2014
Note: This article has been translated from Spanish by an automatic translator.
“The judiciary in American democracy does not work the same way for all”
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“There is much evidence that those behind this political persecution are not Swedish, but rather American” emphasizes Eva Golinger, explaining that American justice has opened a case against the founder of the website WikiLeaks and “are waiting to be extradited its territory for trial. ” According to her, is “really unfair” that people who make complaints about violations committed by governments, power centers or power groups, experiencing this kind of persecution.
“Denounce human rights violations and then have their rights violated,” [s]he says, stressing that “it is a sign that the judiciary in American democracy does not work the same way for all people.” “Some are treated so different when the case is very political and when touched the strongest and deepest interests of American power,” [s]he concludes.
On Wednesday, a district court in Stockholm has confirmed the international arrest warrant for the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, issued by authorities in Sweden, where he is being investigated for alleged sex offenses , which he denies. “The Court considers that there is some risk that Assange might flee and therefore considers that the order should remain in force,” said the judge’s decision Egelin Lena. The prosecution was also expressed in the same line at the hearing of the case.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister of Ecuador, Ricardo Patiño, wrote in his Twitter account that his country “will not abandon its commitment to safeguard the human rights of Julian Assange to you get to safety. ” He added that “Ecuador wants to cooperate with the Swedish justice take Julian Assange statement to the embassy or videoconference, no more delay.”
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