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‘Promptly’?

By Planboksbok at the Flashback forum.

Now, as our thread runs in low gear through the holiday season, and as our aces at the offices of the country’s prosecution authority hopefully get their act together and undertake their intrepid journey to faraway London to interrogate Julian Assange, perhaps we have some time to reflect on a few things.

Such as whether the agreement between Sweden and Ecuador will be ready by the time they journey out again. For such an agreement is required for almost all countries outside the EU in order to interrogate for criminal proceedings at an embassy or in another country.

This bit about an agreement being required: most of us already knew. Certainly most people working with law already knew. But sadly Marianne Ny did not. She evidently thought it was peachy enough to reach an agreement between herself and the accused’s Swedish attorneys!

Then too she sent her assistant Ingrid Isgren, police interrogator Cecilia Redell, and press representative Karin Rosander, all three, on a win or lose adventure, despite not having received Ecuador’s go-ahead.

Yes, what a stupid and incompetent person Marianne Ny seems to be. Although there’s of course the possibility that she’s playing dumb in order to make it look like she’s trying to get a hearing but failing oh so miserably – who knows what’s most likely there.

Ever since Julian Assange reported to the London police back in December 2010, almost five years ago, he’s made it patently clear that he wants to be interrogated. Julian’s attorneys and his representatives at the Ecuadorean Embassy have done the same many times. Marianne Ny’s cute little lapdog ‘Anonymare’ at the Flashback forum keeps claiming that this isn’t true, but we all know it is, and as we all know by now, the lapdog ‘Anonymare’ functions as Marianne Ny’s parrot in the forum – and of course has never been able to back up a single claim.

What’s more interesting is why Marianne Ny has categorically refused to interrogate Julian Assange in London. Marianne Ny is not only a prosecutor – she’s also the prosecutor who overruled the decision of a chief prosecutor in Stockholm who’d already closed the case, she’s also the prosecutor who decided to reopen the case and also appoint herself the new chief investigative officer, and she’s also the prosecutor who not only resumed the case but extended it with an additional five (5) new accusations – this without anything at all having been added to the investigation.

Marianne Ny didn’t want to interrogate Julian Assange right away, didn’t want to give the suspect a chance to tell his version of events, someone who’d been accused of rape and other things and who’d been portrayed as such in the world’s media. Oh no – Marianne Ny showed she thinks it’s more important to hear what Sofia’s colleagues at work think, people who’ve never even met Julian Assange, more important to hear what AA’s friends and acquaintances heard from AA about Julian Assange – things such as not showering and not flushing the toilet at nighttime. To Marianne Ny, hearsay like this from third parties is far more important than testimony from a principal witness.

And where did her ‘flight risk’ and ‘obstruction of justice’ get off to? The things that were ever so important before, so she could request full restrictions on incarceration, things that became the main justification for requesting a warrant in the first place? The prosecutor who let her precious prey slip through her fingers before she tried to close the trap?

‘Promptly’?

The word ‘promptly’ occurs frequently in legal texts dealing with the rules and regulations governing prosecutorial work. ‘Promptly’ – appropriate when describing Eva Finné’s actions when, after only a few hours, she quashed the arrest of Julian Assange. ‘Promptly’ – appropriate when describing how Eva Finné closed the main part of the Assange case after a mere three days. ‘Promptly’ – again appropriate when describing how Eva Finné closed the entire case after a mere five days. And ‘promptly’ is appropriate to describe how Eva Finné managed to interrogate Julian Assange about the misdemeanour part within ten days.

But to describe anything done by Marianne Ny with the word ‘promptly’ is to grossly mislead. Marianne Ny has consistently refused to interrogate Julian Assange in London because it’d be detrimental to her outstanding investigative work. Everyone knows that it’s the duty of Marianne Ny – and only Marianne Ny – to further the investigation, but no one thinks she’s done that, not even the Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court of the country.

On the contrary: both courts saw that the case had stalled, and both wondered why Marianne Ny hadn’t tried other means to move it forward. They both found that there were, under the circumstances, good reasons to quash the warrant, but concluded that in the public interest, the case should be (at last) moved forward by Marianne Ny. And Marianne Ny was of course by now promising that she’d interrogate Julian Assange in London…

So we’re forced to conclude that, in practice, a Swedish prosecutor has the means to arbitrarily detain anyone and then do absolutely nothing for as long as she wants – and should a court of appeal or even the supreme court ask her what’s going on, she can just tell them ‘oh yes of course I’ll get around to that in due time’, and then she’s spared egg on her face from them overruling her and quashing her warrant.

This is outrageous, mind-boggling. Can’t someone review this?