Rape case against Julian Assange ‘weak’
London: A police report detailing the rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reveals a series of apparent contradictions and inconsistencies in the evidence against him.
The report comprised 100 pages of interview transcripts, photographs and other material relating to four complaints of rape and sexual assault against Assange made by two Swedish women.
In the report, the two women have claimed that Assange sexually assaulted them during a 10-day period in Stockholm in August last year, reports the Telegraph.
The report by police in Sweden also contains interviews with nine witnesses as well as with Assange.
According to the report, one of the women, who accused Assange of rape, joked after having unprotected sex with him that he should pay the child support if she got pregnant, and that they should name their child “Afghanistan”.
The report also shows apparent evidence that after Assange had allegedly raped the other woman, she had been reluctant for him to leave her bedsit.
Assange continued to stay in her room for several more days.
The extradition case against him will resume in London on Monday.
Mark Stephens, Assange’s lawyer, said: “This is the third time people have sought to prejudice the outcome of Julian Assange’s case by leaking information.”
Kirsty Brimelow, a barrister asked by Stephens to independently review the evidence against Assange, said: “I do not consider that the evidence would reach the charge threshold in this country; let alone sustain a prosecution.”
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Prashant Bhushan questions Arvind Kejriwal on Lokpal through press conference
- PM Modi addresses the nation during Maan Ki baat
- Delhi police arrests BSF personnel, ISI operative for espionage
- Exclusive: Prakash Javadekar's views on issue of climate change before UN summit
- Kerala's Sunni religious leader calls gender equality ‘un-Islamic’
- Women fit only to deliver children, gender equality un-islamic: Kerala Muslim leader
- Russia strikes down Goa, India from its safe travel destinations list
- Arvind Kejriwal backs Tarun Gogoi's claim over Guv favouring BJP, suspects 'coop federalism'
- PM Modi leaves for Paris to take part in Climate Conference
- Intolerance issue: Aamir Khan's remarks 'innocent', says Rajkumar Hirani