Amnesty International calls on Sweden to guarantee Assange's safety from USA extradition
On Julian Assange's 100th day in the London Ecuadorian embassy, Amnesty International has urged Sweden to guarantee that the Wikileaks frontman will not be extradited to the USA.
"If the Swedish authorities are able to confirm publicly that Assange will not eventually find himself on a plane to the USA if he submits himself to the authority of the Swedish courts then this will hopefully achieve two things. First, it will break the current impasse and second it will mean the women who have levelled accusations of sexual assault are not denied justice", said Nicola Duckworth, Senior Director for Research at Amnesty, according to news agency AFP.
She added: "While Amnesty International has no evidence that Sweden plans to extradite Assange to the USA it seems evident that fears about such an outcome have played no small part in the current stand-off. Amnesty International believes that the forced transfer of Julian Assange to the USA in the present circumstances would expose him to a real risk of serious human rights violations."
Also on Thursday the UK Foreign Secretary and his Ecuadorian counterpart discussed Julian Assange's case, but without coming to an agreement.