Julian Assange interviewed for the BBC's Today programme
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Julian Assange tells BBC his concerns over Swedish case

The Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, has told the BBC he is fighting a Swedish extradition warrant over accusations that he sexually assaulted two women because he believes he would be held incommunicado and his Swedish lawyer would be gagged.

In an interview for the Today programme at the mansion in East Anglia where he is now on bail, Mr Assange suggested that the two women involved in the case had gone to the police for advice rather than to make a complaint.

Pressed by John Humphreys over why he was resisting going to Sweden, Mr Assange argued that the restrictions he would face there would mean that no natural justice would occur.

  • 21 Dec 2010
  • From the section UK
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