The problem I have with that is that even if he fears being extradited to the USA, that shouldn't be used as an excuse to obstruct the course of justice in Sweden. As you showed earlier, the argument that he hasn't been charged yet is crap, the fact the arrest warrant has been issued indicates there is a case to answer and he's not just wanted for questioning. It's also weak to say that there wouldn't be this much fuss over anyone else, how many people accused of rape jump bail and hide in an embassy claiming political persecution? Can anyone honestly say they'd expect anyone else to be allowed to hop in a taxi to the airport and catch a plane to Ecuador without the police trying to arrest him?theadore wrote:Seamus Milne in the Guardian... a good read about the othersides argument. I know its just a comment piece, but he stays away fro the more ludicrous arguments and at least trys to show some evidence for the argument that US extradition is the main fear.
And I disagree on his last point - even if the UK and Sweden can give assurances that he won't be sent to the USA, that doesn't mean it's the right way to proceed. If any case is brought against him by the USA, it has to be judged for what it is, not presumed to be unjust. And I'm not sure it's right to assume both the UK and Sweden would make the wrong decision in such an instance.