Resources

This space provides resources for each of the themes of this guide. It will be updated regularly. Journalists and Swedish speakers are encouraged to see the thread dedicated to Julian Assange’s extradition on the Swedish website, Flashback Forum.

The Case

Judgement: High Court Appeal (2 November 2011) and Summary.

Overview

- Göran Rudling’s detailed 60-page analysis of Sweden’s investigation of the case: Sex, lies, no videotape and more lies. False accusations in the Assange case (05 July 2011). The article is in English.

- Peter Kemp: Sex, lies & no videotape: Göran Rudling dismantles the case against Julian Assange

- Witness Statement of Björn Hurtig - Exhibit BH-1

February Hearing

- Skeleton argument for Julian Assange
- Outline Arguments for Mr. Assange
- Expert Opinion of Brita Sundberg-Weitman
- Brita Sundberg-Weitman Evidence 1
- Brita Sundberg-Weitman Evidence 2
- Expert Opinion of Christophe Brunski
- Expert Opinion of Andrew Ashworth
- Expert Opinion of Sven-Erik Anhelm
- First Witness Statement of Mark Stephens
- First Witness Statement of Mark Stephens - Exhibit MS-1
- First Witness Statement of Mark Stephens - Exhibit MS-2
- First Witness Statement of Mark Stephens Evidence 3
- First Witness Statement of Mark Stephens Evidence 4
- First Witness Statement of Mark Stephens Evidence 5
- First Witness Statement of Mark Stephens Evidence 6
- First Witness Statement of Mark Stephens Evidence 7
- Second Witness Statement of Mark Stephens
- Second Witness Statement of Mark Stephens evidence 1
- Second Witness Statement of Mark Stephens evidence 1
- Third Witness Statement of Mark Stephens
- Third Witness Statement of Mark Stephens - Exhibit MS-1
- Third Witness Statement of Mark Stephens - Exhibit MS-2
- Third Witness Statement of Mark Stephens - Exhibit MS-3
- Witness Statement of Björn Hurtig
- Witness Statement of Björn Hurtig - Exhibit BH-1
- Witness Statement of Bjorn Hurtig - Exhibit BH-2
- Witness Statement of Bjorn Hurtig - Exhibit BH-3
- Witness Statement of Goran Rudling
- Witness Statement of Goran Rudling - Exhibit GR-1
- Witness Statement of Goran Rudling - Exhibit GR-2
- Witness Statement of Goran Rudling - Exhibit GR-3
- Witness Statement of Goran Rudling - Exhibit GR-4
- Witness Statement of Goran Rudling - Exhibit GR-5
- Witness Statement of Goran Rudling - Exhibit GR-7
- Witness Statement of Goran Rudling - Exhibit GR-8
- Witness Statement of Goran Rudling - Exhibit GR-9
- Witness Statement of Goran Rudling - Exhibit GR-10
- Witness Statement of Marcello Ferrada-Noli
- Skeleton Reply of the Swedish Prosecutor
- Marianne Ny’s Statement 4.2.11
- Certified Arrest Warrant
- The Judgement

High Court Ruling

Brita Sundberg-Weitman: Four questions that must be answered before Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden (In Swedish)

Allegations

- Andrew Ashworth’s Expert Opinion

- Testimonies in English from the preliminary investigation in Sweden

Sexual Offences

- Björn Hurtig’s letter to FSI (14 November 2010), submitted to the UK Magistrates Court as evidence

- Rixstep: Swedish Feminism Takes on Medical Science

- Rixstep: Stockholm Clinic Criticised for Bogus Medical Certificates

- Professor Ferrada-Noli: Pseudo-Science in Swedish Rape Trials. With an Introduction on the Origins of State-Feminism in Sweden

- Amnesty International Report - Amnesty International report (2007)

- The Local (2009) - Is rape rampant in gender-equal Sweden?

- Nigel Hawkes - Is our rape conviction rate really so poor?

- Swedish Bar Association’s briefing on the the Sexual Offences Law

- Amnesty International (2008) Case Closed: Rape and Human Rights in the Nordic Countries

- Compilation of articles about biased judicial proceedings against men (in Swedish)

- Knut Ahnlund, member of the Swedish Academy (which awards the Nobel Prize), article from 1997 about miscarriages of justice against men suspected of sexual offences (in Swedish)].

Controversies

Media climate in Sweden

- Professor Marcello Ferrada Noli - Interview 09 August 2011

- Witness Statement of Marcello Ferrada-Noli

- Brita Sundberg Weitman: State-owned SVT documentary ’Julian Assange’ (Statliga SVT:s dokumentär Julian Assange"- only available in Swedish- )

- Olle Andersson, Flashback Stops Witch Trial of Assange (in the original Swedish; in English).

- Olle Andersson, Assange/WikiLeaks: The Betrayal of Sweden’s Cultural Elite (in the original Swedish, in English).

- Olle Andersson, ’Try Me for Rape Too, Marianne Ny!’ (in the original Swedish, in English).

- Olle Andersson, ’WikiLeaks and the Gutless Swedish Media’ (in the original Swedish, in English).

- Rixstep: Response to Guillou’s attack on Assange

- Brita Sundberg Weitman’s response to the SVT hit piece on Julian Assange in Swedish

- The editor of the publication DSM wrote a response to Jan Guillou’s attack on Julian Assange (’Julian Assange is a little creep with no principles’) in Swedish

Investigation

- Witness Statement of Göran Rudling

Göran Rudling’s detailed 60-page analysis of Sweden’s investigation of the case: Sex, lies, no videotape and more lies. False accusations in the Assange case

Peter Kemp: Sex, lies & no videotape: Göran Rudling dismantles the case against Julian Assange

Prosecution

- Expert Opinion of Brita Sundberg-Weitman
- Expert Opinion of Sven-Erik Anhelm
- Witness Statement of Björn Hurtig

Gender Politics

- Expert Opinion of Brita Sundberg-Weitman
- ’Könskriget’ The Sex War, a documentary with English subtitles
- ’Sex buyers should be named and shamed’, says Minister of Justice Beatrice Ask
- http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/01/goran-lindberg-sweden-crime-palme
- ’Welcome to Sweden, Leave as Soon as You Can’ - Summary of ’The Sex War’ documentary in English, part 1 and part 2
- Professor Ferrada Noli on the nature of ’State Feminism’ in Sweden

Duckpond

Andrew Anthony - Göran Lindberg and Sweden’s dark side

Marcello Ferrada Noli - Does Sweden Inflict Trial by Media Against Assange?

Extradition

The European Arrest Warrant

- Thomas Hammarberg - Overuse of the European Arrest Warrant - a threat to human rights

- Bernard Porter - The Victorians wouldn’t have stood for it

- David Blunkett - European warrant is fair, but it is open to abuse

- Fair Trials International - The European Arrest Warrant

- Valentina Pop - Assange case highlights EU arrest warrant ’abuses’

- Fair Trials International - Memorandum to the UK Parliament Justice Committee

The European Arrest Warrant

- Mary Kostakidis ’Assange faces enforced leisure to ponder folly of a law passed in haste’

DSM: The European Arrest Order Against Julian Assange

- House of Lords, House of Commons, Joint Committee on Human Rights
- The Human Rights Implications of UK Extradition Policy

Jennifer Robinson’s Brief to Australian members of parliament (4 March 2011)

Fair Trials International - The European Arrest Warrant seven years on - the case for reform

Fair Trials International - The European Arrest Warrant - cases of injustice

Afua Hirsch - The Julian Assange Case: a mockery of extradition?

Jago Russell - Assange’s extradition is only the tip of the iceberg

Gerard Batten, MEP on Assange’s EAW

Memorandum to the UK Parliament Justice Committee

European Council: ’Overuse of European Arrest Warrant is a threat to human rights, says Thomas Hammarberg’

Timing: EAW & INTERPOL Red Notice

US Extradition

Douglas McNabb on Conditional release from Sweden to the US

Fair Trial in Sweden

Rule of Law

Al Burke -Sweden, Assange and the USA

Pelle Svensson: ’Under the pretence of free evidence assessment, courts are rendering verdicts without proof’ and ’Men are sentenced to long prison terms with no evidence’

Rixstep - Sweden & The Rule of Law

Nordic Human Rights Committee - The Chancellor for Justice and the Rule of Law in Sweden

Andrew Anthony - Göran Lindberg and Sweden’s dark side

From Neutrality to NATO

Political Interference

Ex-editor of the Wall Street Journal on Assange’s likelihood to be extradited from Sweden

Justice Integrity Project, Rights Activist Challenges Ethics of Swedish Courts, Media, Andrew Kreig, March 6, 2011.

Justice Integrity Project, Critic Slams Swedish Media for Anti-Assange Bias, Andrew Kreig, April 18, 2011

Connecticut Watchdog, Spy vs. Spy As Hackers Square Off Over DC Dirty Tricks, also published in the Huffington Post Andrew Kreig, Feb. 16, 2011

Justice Integrity Project, Rove’s Swedish Connections: The Controversy And The Facts, Andrew Kreig, Feb. 14, 2011.

Professors Blogg (Sweden), Karl Rove’s Swedish Connections: The Controversy And The Facts, Andrew Kreig (Blog edited by Prof. Marcello Ferrada de Noli), Feb. 13, 2011.

Justice Integrity Project, Plot Against Bloggers, Rights Activists Exposed, Andrew Kreig, Feb. 11, 2011.

Makthavare (Sweden, Those in Power), Naomi Wolf: Karl Rove works for the Conservatives, Andreas Hendriksson, Feb. 11, 2011. (Google Translation).

Professors Blogg, Karl Rove, Sweden and the Eight Major Aberrations in the Police Sex Crime Reporting Process in the Assange Case, Naomi Wolf, Feb. 9, 2011

Justice Integrity Project, Critics Probe WikiLeaks, CIA; Tie Uprisings To Food, Security, Andrew Kreig, Feb. 9, 2011.

Swedish Wire, Karl Rove key player in Swedish WikiLeaks probe, Andrew Kreig, Jan. 24, 2011.

Swedish Wire, Partner at Swedish law firm counseling WikiLeaks boss’ accusers helped in CIA torture rendition, Andrew Kreig, Jan. 20, 2011.

Huffington Post Rove Suspected In Swedish-U.S. Political Prosecution of WikiLeaks, Andrew Kreig, Dec. 19, 2010.

OpEd News Partner at Firm Counseling Assange’s Accusers Helped the CIA In Rendition for Torture, Andrew Kreig, Jan. 12, 2011

Justice Integrity Project, PM’s Biographer Sees Rove Influence in Swedish Politics, Andrew Kreig, Jan. 17, 2011

From Neutrality to NATO

Al Burke - Sweden, Assange and the United States

Crowdleaks - The Stockholm Cables: the end of neutrality

Anonymous Operation Want’s Blog - Sweden’s Big Trade Deal for Assange: Who profits the most?

Lay Judges

Henrik Alexandersson, Justice and the Law - Rätten och rättvisan

Christian Diesen - SD lay judges jeopardise the rights of new immigrants

Fair Trial for Julian Assange?

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