Minutes from meeting with Julian Assange’s defence attorneys
As taken down by Ingrid Isgren of the prosecution authority for southern Stockholm
Present: chief prosecutor Marianne Ny, vice chief prosecutor Ingrid Isgren, as well as attorneys Thomas Olsson and Per E Samuelson
Location: Development Centre Stockholm Kungsbron 21 Stockholm
Time: Tuesday 7 May 2013 16:35-17:15
- Marianne Ny introduces Ingrid Isgren as the new assistant chief investigator.
- Marianne Ny informs that nothing new has happened in the preliminary investigation or regarding the extradition of Julian Assange from Great Britain and that she’s requested this meeting foremost to hear comments from the attorneys on the current situation.
- Thomas Olsson and Per E Samuelson state that they see two possible alternatives which in their opinion could move the case forward: the prosecutor, police, and defence attorneys travel to London and interrogate Julian Assange inside Ecuador’s embassy; or they share all – or in any case large parts – of the investigative materials.
- Marianne Ny states that the judgement is still that Julian Assange, for investigative reasons, needs to be available in Sweden for the preliminary investigation and also for trial if things lead to prosecution. The matter of making an application for Mutual Legal Assistance to Great Britain and to request permission of Ecuador to conduct an interrogation at Ecuador’s embassy is therefore hypothetical. Amongst other things it can be established that it would involve great practical difficulties to carry out the investigative measures as planned, given those circumstances.
- Thomas Olsson and Per E Samuelson state that Julian Assange per se does not want to evade a possible trial in Sweden for this case, but that they cannot comment on whether Julian Assange would report for a possible trial in Sweden should matters lead to prosecution.