For months the world has read that the Pentagon and its NATO allies have been behind the attempt to destroy Julian Assange’s credibility by arranging to smear him with rape charges.
Now another source is said to be more likely: a Swedish activist who happens to be a prosecutor. During the first day of a two-day extradition hearing for the Wikileaks founder in London, former Swedish Appeals Court Judge Brita Sundberg-Weitman says prosecutor Marianne Ny just doesn’t like men. “Miss Ny has a rather biased view against men in the treatment of sexual offense cases. They seem to take it for granted that everyone under prosecution is guilty. I honestly can’t understand her attitude. It looks malicious … I think maybe she wants to make him suffer.” the former judge, now a law professor at Stockholm University, testified in a British court.
Sundberg-Weitman said Ny is involved in “sexual politics.” Sweden, which in 2009 was reported to have the highest rape rate in Europe, has passed some of the strongest anti-sexual laws in the world, including one that makes failure to use a condom, if requested, a crime.
Swedish journalist Donald Bostrom, who knew one of the alleged victims, Anna Ardin, said she had lied to him about her encounters with Assange. He said she offered Assange the use of her apartment because she would be out of town. She returned quickly and instead shared the unit with him. Bostrom told AOL News that Ardin told him Assange wanted to have sex with her but she refused. Later she admitted she had lied. “She’d had sex with him right away. She said that she had the hottest man on the planet, and she was proud of it.” The hearing that will determine whether he is extradited to Sweden is expected to take two days.