Wikileaks founder “gang raped” by flawed legal process: Assange’s Mother

February 25th, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 25 (ANI): The mother of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said that her son’s ordered extradition to Sweden represents a “David and Goliath” situation, wherein Assange has been “gang raped” by a flawed legal process.

After over two days of hearings at a London magistrate’s court this month, Judge Howard Riddle had ordered that the 39-year-old Australian should be sent to Sweden for questioning over allegations of rape and sexual assault.

Christine Assange has said that the Australian government has abandoned her son, and left him to face a flawed legal process.

“It’s a real David and Goliath situation. You’ve got misuse of the European arrest warrant, first time ever that it’s been used this way. I would say that what we’re looking at here is political and legal gang rape of my son,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Christine, as saying.

She further said that the Australians should urge their local MPs to speak against the “abuse of process”.

“I’m, obviously, scared for him as a mother but the world ought to be scared for its democracies. The greatest fear I have is that the western world in its effort to shut up someone who’s telling the truth to the people of their countries will breach every piece of legislation in order to get him and will co-operate across borders to do so,” she added.

Yesterday, the Wikileaks founder did not appear shocked at the court’s decision to extradite him to Sweden. Later, he called the case “nonsense”, adding that he would to appeal against the decision in Britain’s High Court. (ANI)

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