Sunday, December 19, 2010

Women haters: Assange and his supporters

An epiphany at the Guardian:
It is impossible to make judgments about what happened in private circumstances: that will be for the Swedish courts eventually to decide. But it is wrong that the notion that the allegations are simply a conspiracy or smear should go unexamined. Having been given access to the relevant Swedish police papers – including the womens' claims and Assange's rebuttal – we have felt it right to present a brief summary of the nature of the complaints, together with Assange's response. It is unusual for a sex offence case to be presented outside of the judicial process in such a manner, but then it is unheard of for a defendant, his legal team and supporters to so vehemently and publicly attack women at the heart of a rape case.
Assange should voluntarily return to Sweden to defend himself; we should accept nothing less from a defender of openness and honesty. Don't hold your breath.

Update: A dullard accuses the Guardian of smearing Assange.


Anonymous Chistery said...

>it is unheard of for ...his legal team ... to so vehemently and publicly attack women at the heart of a rape case.

That legal team wouldn't be headed up by distinguished human rights lawyer, Geoffrey Robertson QC, by any chance? Perhaps someone should let his feminist wife know?

7:44 AM  
Anonymous Chistery said...

Loewy does lift an awful lot of copy to stick in double quotation marks, doesn't he? It's seems worse when you compare it to the 27 word valueless contribution he made to the blog post.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Minicapt said...

Perhaps Antony aspires to be accused of such behaviour as that which 'victimises' Mr Assange.


2:32 PM  

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