Swedish prosecutor to testify for Assange
Updated 2:28 PM
With Wikileaks founder Julian Assange about to face a hearing in London for extradition to Sweden, a former Swedish prosecutor will be testifying on his behalf, and a number of Swedish police documents have been leaked to the press.
On February 7 and 8 Westminster Magistrates Court will hear the case in accordance with the European arrest warrant requesting that Assange be sent back to Sweden for questioning about alleged sex crimes.
The newspaper Expressen reports that former chief prosecutor Sven-Erik Alhem has written a report, and that he will testify for the defence as an expert witness. Alhem has previously criticised the actions of the Swedish prosecutors in the case.
The leaked documents include a report that one of the two Swedish women accusing the 39 year old Australian of rape says she woke up as he was having sex with her, but let him continue even though he wasn’t wearing a condom.
She says she insisted Assange wear a condom when they had sex in her apartment in the city of Enköping on August 16, and that he reluctantly agreed.
It’s unclear who leaked the police documents, some of which had been publicly released before, but with key sections blocked out. The Associated Press writes that it also unclear which side the full police documents could help more.