21 December, 2010 — RT
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange may be out of jail, but his legal battle on sexual assault charges is still ongoing.
Until rape charges were leveled at Julian Assange, the state of Sweden’s justice system might not have been something that kept you awake at night. But now, Sweden is requesting Assange’s extradition from the UK for having unprotected sex with two women. In Sweden they call it rape.
Assange and his lawyers claim the women behind the allegations were simply trying to cash in on their stories.
The charge has been dubbed ‘sex by surprise’ – Assange allegedly refused to wear a condom – and it is a crime unique to Sweden.
In the UK, people say it would be funny, if it wasn’t so serious.
‘This just seems ridiculous to me, it diminishes victims of rape, it’s an injustice not only to Julian Assange, but to all victims of rape,’ said Phyllis Wainwright, participant in the Justice for Assange campaign.