London Calling: When Sweden Finally Questioned Assange

WISE Up Action - A Solidarity Network for Manning and Assange

On Monday 14 November 2016 Sweden’s Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Ingrid Isgren walked into the Ecuadorian embassy in London to question WikiLeaks Editor in Chief, Julian Assange. The interview marked the continuation of a Preliminary Investigation set in motion some 6 years previously by Chief Prosecutor, Marianne Ny, whose intervention to re-open a closed case has resulted in 6 years of arbitrary detention for Assange.

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As the interview, conducted by Ecuadorian officials, took place, supporters of Assange gathered outside the embassy in a show of solidarity and to protest Sweden’s prosecution against him. A steady flow of vigil regulars and others keen to show support grew during Monday morning, with respected human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell joining to lend his weight and experience. A vigil presence continued across the two days of the Swedish visit, and into a third day, too.

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About sand49

I am a retired teacher who is interested in human rights, social justice, freedom of expression, and believe it is absolutely essential to have a free press for a fully functioning democracy.
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