Press Contact List

  • Michael Ratner, President Emeritus, Center for Constitutional Rights, U.S. CCR Telephone: +1 212-614-6464 Fax: +1 212-614-6499
  • Geoffrey Robertson, QC, Doughty Street Chambers, distinguished human rights lawyer: +44 20 7404 1313

Legal representatives in Sweden*:

Thomas Olsson - One of Julian Assange’s 2 Swedish lawyers
He has extensive experience in highly politicised cases in Sweden. Olsson has been engaged in a long-term court battle to expose and quash eight murder convictions of Sture Bergvall, aka Thomas Quick. The Thomas Quick case has become known as Sweden’s most infamous case of miscarriage of justice. Quick is a mental patient who was given opiates in order to reveal suppressed memories and who grew addicted to confessing crimes he had not committed. He has since retracted his confessions and been cleared of half of the murders (the remaining sentences are currently being appealed). Quick’s defence counsel during the murder trials was Claes Borgström, who is now disgraced because of this case and as a result has reported himself to the Swedish Bar Association. Claes Borgström is a high profile politician and laywer representing the two complainants, AA and SW, against Julian Assange.

Per E. Samuelson* - One of Julian Assange’s 2 Swedish lawyers
He has extensive experience in highly politicised cases in Sweden. Samuelson is an outspoken critic of the failings of due process in Sweden. He was defence counsel in the Pirate Bay case.
per@ssw.se +46 (0) 708 47 33 41 +46 (0)8 545 722 50

Harald Ullman (Ullman PR +44 (0)8 702 31 50 info@ullmanpr.se http://www.ullmanpr.se/pr-byraa/kon...

For a list of Wikileaks-related contacts, please visit Wikileaks.org’s press section.

Press: contact list by theme - The case of Sweden versus Assange

This section lists commentators (who are on the most part based in Sweden) that are relevant to Julian Assange’s case. Their suggested contact details are available publicly on the internet. These are independent sources with differing views of the case. Those commentators that are directly connecteded with the case are indicated by an asterisk (*).

The Swedish Prosecution Authority has information in English about the ’Assange matter’.

Mishandling of the case by investigators and abuse by the prosecution authorities

Brita Sundberg-Weitman *
A retired Appeal Court judge expert witness at the February hearing. She testified in relation to the Swedish media climate, the bias of the prosecutor, and the problems in the investigation.
+46 (0)8 6616354

Björn Hurtig *
Julian Assange’s previous lawyer in Sweden.
+46 (0) 8 545 701 30

Sven-Erik Alhem *
Former senior prosecutor. Expert witness in the February Hearing. He testified regarding the investigation, lay judges, problems with the prosecution and prospects for a fair trial for Julian Assange.
sven-erik.alhem@swipnet.se +46 (0)708-577600 / +46(0)733-730009

Per Lindeberg
Journalist that focuses on the Swedish legal system and cases of miscarriages of justice such as the da Costa case. He has been critical of the handling of the case against Julian Assange.

Johan Binninge
Binninge is the head of the civil rights organisation RO in Sweden and has filed several complaints to the Justice Obudsman against the prosecutor and the interrogating officer in the Julian Assange case.

’Rättssäkerhetsorganisationen RO www.rsorg.se +46-19-500 45 90

Olle Andersson
A veteran journalist that has been critical of the Swedish prosecutor Marianne Ny and of the Swedish mainstream press in the case against Julian Assange.
ollea67@gmail.com

William (Billy) Butt
Butt has been the victim of miscarriages of justice, racism and trial by media in several accusations of rape for which he was convicted and has now been exonerated. Björn Hurtig, Julian Assange’s defence counsel, has represented Butt at the Supreme Court. Butt is associated with the civil rights organisation RO and has written several articles in support of Julian Assange.
billybee@telia.com

Therese Juel
Theresa Juel’s book (2010), Sexcrimes Convictions in Sweden, examined the cases of ten men who were wrongfully convicted for sexual offences in Sweden. She is critical of the Swedish system and the changes in the sexual offences laws in Sweden

Ulrika Borg
A lawyer who has spoken out against false accusations of rape in Sweden.
ulrika.borg@gamlastansadvokat.se

Ingrid Carlqvist
Journalist: she has been critical of Swedish rape laws.
ingridcarlqvist@gmail.com

Ann Helena Rudberg
Journalist: has been critical of the investigation against Julian Assange, rape laws and gender politics in Sweden, in connection with the case against Julian Assange.
ann.helena@swipnet.se

Anne Ramberg
General Secretary, Swedish Bar Association
anne.ramberg@advokatsamfundet.se

Media climate in Sweden

Prof. Marcello Ferrada Noli *
Submitted witness statement in February hearing regarding hostile media in Sweden.
fdenoli@gmail.com +46 (0)8 16 4164

Olle Andersson
A veteran journalist that has been critical of Swedish mainstream press in the case against Julian Assange.
ollea67@gmail.com

Al Burke
Editor of Nordic News Network website and former U.S. citizen. Has followed the investigation, the media coverage, and the political dimension of the case against Julian Assange.
editor@nnn.se

Brita Sundberg-Weitman *
A retired Appeal Court judge expert witness at the February hearing. She testified in relation to the Swedish media climate, the bias of the prosecutor, and the problems in the investigation.
+46 (0)8 6616354

Henrik Arnstad
Swedish journalist, has been critical of media coverage in Sweden of the case against Julian Assange.
henrik@webbsidor.com, +46 (0)704-56 22 97

Helene Bergman
Bergman had a feminist radio programme in the 1980s and has been critical of the way that gender politics have developed in Sweden in recent years.
helene.bergman@me.com

Ingrid Carlqvist
Journalist: she has been critical of Swedish rape laws.
ingridcarlqvist@gmail.com

Henrik Alexandersson
Journalist, Ass. MEP for the Pirate Party, critical of the Swedish press in its handling of the Julian Assange case.
hax@bahnhof.se, +32 (0)484 088 770, Skype: hax0708866545

Per Lindeberg
Journalist that focuses on the Swedish legal system and cases of miscarriages of justice such as the da Costa case. He has been critical of the handling of the case against Julian Assange.

Therese Juel
Theresa Juel’s book (2010), Sexcrimes Convictions in Sweden, examined the cases of ten men who were wrongfully convicted for sexual offences in Sweden. She is critical of the Swedish system and the changes in the sexual offences laws in Sweden

Jan Myrdal
Writer and critic, critical of the Swedish Prime Minister’s intervention in the Case against Julian Assange.
+46 (0)22351007

Björn Hurtig *
Julian Assange’s defence counsel in Sweden
+46 (0) 8 545 701 30

William (Billy) Butt
Butt has been the victim of miscarriages of justice, racism and trial by media in several accusations of rape for which he was convicted and has now been exonerated for. Björn Hurtig, Julian Assange’s defence counsel, has represented Butt at the Supreme Court. Butt is associated with the civil rights organisation RO and has written several articles in support of Julian Assange.
billybee@telia.com

Brian Palmer
Social anthropologist and lectures at the Department of Theology at Uppsala University. He has previously lectured at the University of Gothenburg and Harvard University. He has focussed on political interference, and the United States’ influence in Swedish politics in the case against Julian Assange.
brian.palmer@teol.uu.se

Sweden US relations

Al Burke
Sweden-based US journalist who has followed the investigation, the media coverage, and the political dimension of the case against Julian Assange.
editor@nnn.se

Brian Palmer
Social anthropologist and lectures at Uppsala University. He has lectured at the University of Gothenburg and Harvard University. He has focussed on political interference, and the United States’ influence in Swedish politics in the case against Julian Assange.
brian.palmer@teol.uu.se

Jan Myrdal
Writer and critic, critical of the Swedish Prime Minister’s intervention in the Case against Julian Assange.
+46 (0)22351007

Mark Crispin Miller
Professor of Culture and Communication at NYU. He runs the News From the Underground Daily News Service. Has written about the political dimension of the Julian Assange case.

Andrew Kreig
Journalist and attorney, commentator and senior fellow at the Shuster Institute for Investigative Journalism (Brandeis University), director of the Justice Integrity Project. Kreig is a Washington D.C. based human rights activist, and contributor to the Huffington Post. Has written about political relations between US-Sweden, particularly Karl Rove’s links to the Swedish ruling party, Moderaterna. andrew (at) justice-integrity.org

Naomi Wolf
Equal rights and social justice activist, writer, and co-founder of the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, as well as co-founder of the American Freedom Campaign. Among other articles on the allegations against Assange and WikiLeaks, Wolf has written on Karl Rove’s links with Sweden in connection with the case.
See naomiwolf.org

Sexual offence laws in Sweden

Per E. Samuelson
Independent Swedish defence lawyer and commentator specialising in sex cases, has been interviewed in the past regarding the extradition case. He is not connected to Julian Assange.
per@ssw.se Mobile: +46 (0) 708 47 33 41 +46 (0)8 545 722 50

Charlie Tvärenvigg
Defence lawyers in rape cases. Has been critical of the evidence burden in rape laws in Sweden.
+46 (0) 8-20 60 20 www.tvarenvigg.se

Björn Hurtig *
Julian Assange’s defence counsel in Sweden
+46 (0) 8 545 701 30

Brita Sundberg-Weitman *
A retired Appeal Court judge expert witness at the February hearing. She testified in relation to the Swedish media climate, the bias of the prosecutor, and the problems in the investigation.
+46 (0)8 6616354

Therese Juel
Theresa Juel’s book (2010), Sexcrimes Convictions in Sweden, examined the cases of ten men who were wrongfully convicted for sexual offences in Sweden, she is critical of the Swedish system and the changes in the sexual offences laws in Sweden.

Ingrid Carlqvist
Journalist: she has been critical of Swedish rape laws.
ingridcarlqvist@gmail.com

Ann Helena Rudberg
Journalist: has been critical of the investigation against Julian Assange, rape laws and gender politics in Sweden, in connection with the case against Julian Assange.
ann.helena@swipnet.se

Petter Asp
Professor of Criminal Law at Stockholm University, has recently written an anthology about rape laws.

Ulrika Borg
A lawyer who has spoken out against false accusations of rape in Sweden.
ulrika.borg@gamlastansadvokat.se

Elvy Wicklund
Was critical of the changes to the sexual offences law of 2005.
+46 (0)19121264; elvy@kvinnojuristen.com

Gender politics in Sweden

Brita Sundberg-Weitman *
A retired Appeal Court judge expert witness at the February hearing. She testified in relation to the Swedish media climate, the bias of the prosecutor, and the problems in the investigation.
+46 (0)8 6616354

Per E. Samuelson
Independent Swedish defence lawyer and commentator specialising in sex cases, has been interviewed in the past regarding the extradition case. He is not connected to Julian Assange.
per@ssw.se Mobile: +46 (0) 708 47 33 41 +46 (0)8 545 722 50

Charlie Tvärenvigg
Defence lawyers in rape cases. Has been critical of the evidence burden in rape laws in Sweden.
+46 (0) 8-20 60 20 www.tvarenvigg.se

Helene Bergman
Bergman had a feminist radio programme in the 1980s and has been critical of the way that gender politics have developed in Sweden in recent years.
helene.bergman@me.com

Ingrid Carlqvist
Journalist: she has been critical of Swedish rape laws.
ingridcarlqvist@gmail.com

Ann Helena Rudberg
Journalist: has been critical of the investigation against Julian Assange, rape laws and gender politics in Sweden, in connection with the case against Julian Assange.
ann.helena@swipnet.se

William (Billy) Butt
Butt has been the victim of miscarriages of justice, racism and trial by media in several accusations of rape for which he was convicted and has now been exonerated for. Björn Hurtig, Julian Assange’s defence counsel, has represented Butt at the Supreme Court. Butt is associated with the civil rights organisation RO and has written several articles in support of Julian Assange.
billybee@telia.com

Therese Juel
Theresa Juel’s book (2010), Sexcrimes Convictions in Sweden, examined the cases of ten men who were wrongfully convicted for sexual offences in Sweden, she is critical of the Swedish system and the changes in the sexual offences laws in Sweden

Rule of Law and Human Rights in Sweden

Brita Sundberg-Weitman *
A retired Appeal Court judge expert witness at the February hearing. She testified in relation to the Swedish media climate, the bias of the prosecutor, and the problems in the investigation.
+46 (0)8 6616354

Pelle Svensson
Former wrestler Olympic medallist and renowned veteran lawyer who has been critical of networks of influence in the Swedish legal system and of the erosion of due process for men accused of sexual offences. He is also an expert in the Thomas Quick case and the Tito Beltran case.
Contact through: http://pellesvensson.posterous.com/ or mikael@aspiento.se or 0760311369 (10am to 6pm, weekdays only)

Göran Lysén
Legal commentator and retired Lecturer at Uppsala University in International Law. He is critical of the Rule of Law in Sweden. Incidentally he has had a confrontation with complainant AA on a matter unrelated to the Assange case.
Goran.Lysen@jur.uu.se

William (Billy) Butt
Butt has been the victim of miscarriages of justice, racism and trial by media in several accusations of rape for which he was convicted and has now been exonerated for. Björn Hurtig, Julian Assange’s defence counsel, has represented Butt at the Supreme Court. Butt is associated with the civil rights organisation RO and has written several articles in support of Julian Assange.
billybee@telia.com

Per E. Samuelson
Independent Swedish defence lawyer and commentator specialising in sex cases, has been interviewed in the past regarding the extradition case. He is not connected to Julian Assange.
per@ssw.se Mobile: +46 (0) 708 47 33 41 +46 (0)8 545 722 50

Charlie Tvärenvigg
Defence lawyers in rape cases. Has been critical of the evidence burden in rape laws in Sweden.
+46 (0) 8-20 60 20 www.tvarenvigg.se

Jens Lapidus and Johan Åkermark
These two defence lawyers wrote an article arguing that the criticism directed at the Swedish justice system by Julian Assange’s laywers at the February hearing was justified.
jens.lapidus@expressen.se.
Johan Åkermark: +44(0)8 545 701 30

Ann Helena Rudberg
Journalist: has been critical of the investigation against Julian Assange, rape laws and gender politics in Sweden, in connection with the case against Julian Assange.
ann.helena@swipnet.se

Ingrid Carlqvist
Journalist: she has been critical of Swedish rape laws.
ingridcarlqvist@gmail.com

Anne Ramberg
General Secretary, Swedish Bar Association
anne.ramberg@advokatsamfundet.se

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