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Mark Klamberg on Sweden’s rape and torture impunity


It is striking how apologists for Sweden’s handling of Assange’s case prove utterly inept when confronted with the full implications of the Agiza /  al-Zery rendition case.

In the comments section to this blog post by Swedish law instructor Mark Klamberg, a reader named Ilkley Chess  asked Klamberg

1. Why has no Swedish citizen even been charged with assisting rendition and torture?

2. The victims had tranquillizers inserted into their anuses against their will. Isn't this a serious sexual assault committed on Swedish soil?

3. Why hasn't Sweden asked for the extradition of the CIA agents who carried out this crime?
 

After the questions were repeated, Klamberg finally offered this reply:
 

Ilkley, I agree that monetary compensation is not enough, individuals should be held accountable. Sweden is not perfect but I dont think that UK has a better record and Assange has been there for 500 days. I dont buy into the theory that the extradition to Sweden is a conspiracy to get Assange to the US.
 

Klamberg nicely avoided answering any of the three questions, so I’ll answer as any person with a functioning brain cell could

1. Why has no Swedish citizen even been charged with assisting rendition and torture?

This is because Swedish and international laws are worthless when they conflict with US foreign policy (and especially “national security”) priorities and may be violated in the most brazen manner.
 

2. The victims had tranquillizers inserted into their anuses against their will. Isn't this a serious sexual assault committed on Swedish soil?

Yes.

3. Why hasn't Sweden asked for the extradition of the CIA agents who carried out this crime?

See reply to number 1.

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