Swedish Amnesty differs with its parent organization on Assange
The Swedish branch of the human rights organization Amnesty International differs in opinion from its parent organization on the matter of Wikileaks frontman, Julian Assange, who has been ordered to come to Sweden for questioning over alleged sex crimes.
On Thursday, the global office had appealed to Sweden to guarantee Assange would not be sent to the U.S., if he were to come to Sweden to answer questions - as the UK Supreme Court has ordered him to do.
But the Swedish branch of Amnesty wrote Friday that they do not believe requesting such guarantees from the government would be possible or approriate. For now, the Swedish Amnesty believes the focus should be on getting Assange to participate in the legal process here. However, the Swedish Amnesty branch wrote they would oppose Sweden sending Assange to the US if the situation arises.
Assange is currently living in London at the Ecuadoran Embassy, where he has been granted asylum.