Assange Backer Defends Swedish Women’s Rights

Via The Local:

WikiLeaks fan Jemima Khan, who helped post bail for its founder Julian Assange after he handed himself in to U.K. police over sex crime allegations by two Swedish women, has criticized his prolonged extradition fight.

Khan, the associate editor of the New Statesman newspaper, is known to be among the WikiLeaks fans who contributed to his bail.

Assange’s fight against extradition to Sweden, which he has said would see him deported to the U.S., has seemingly become all the more worrying in Khan’s eyes.

“The women in question have human rights, too, and need resolution”, she wrote in the latest issue of the New Statesman.

“Assange’s noble cause and his wish to avoid a U.S. court does not trump their right to be heard in a Swedish court”.

Although Khan did not leave out criticism of the rape charge having been retracted by one Swedish prosecutor only to be reissued by another, she said she was now convinced the matter should be handled by the Swedish justice system.

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