Assange’s attorney criticizes Sweden

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February 8, 2011
Associated Press    
Posted in PND News

"The lawyer for Julian Assange argued Monday that the embattled WikiLeaks founder will face a secret trial that violates international standards of fairness if sent to Sweden to face sexual-assault allegations. Geoffrey Robertson told an extradition hearing that Assange would not get a fair trial because of his notoriety and because Swedish rape cases are customarily held without public or media present to protect the accusers. Closed-door hearings would be 'a flagrant denial of justice ... blatantly unfair, not only by British standards but by European standards and indeed by international standards,' Robertson said." [Hat Tip to Arizona Republic] (02/08/11)  

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