Swedish authorities declined Ecuador's invitation to question Julian Assange in their London Embassy. An anti-war activist and journalist gives his opinion on why Assange is right to fear Swedish extradition.
Digital Journal reported on July 31 that Sweden had turned down Ecuador's request to interview Assange at their Embassy, giving "no meaningful explanation."
The whistleblower has been in Ecuador's diplomatic mission for over six weeks, seeking political asylum.
Sweden wants Assange to be extradited there, for questioning over alleged sex crimes, which he denies. Assange feels that the extradition may be simply a pretext to get him to Sweden, and then hand him over to the U.S. Once in the U.S., Assange fears prosecution on espionage charges for the massive leak of secret diplomatic and military cables, which have caused the U.S. much embarrassment.
In the video, RT interviews anti-war activist and journalist Don DeBar, who agrees with Assange's fears, and says Washington is on an all-out hunt for Assange. He says the U.S. is willing to sidestep international law to get him and that under President Barack Obama, there is an attack generally on whistleblowers.
Update: Assange lawyer: US drawing up case of unprecedented size & scale
In the video below, RT interviews Julian Assange's lawyer, Jennifer Robinson on the subject of Swedish extradition, possible U.S. espionage charges and the lack of support from Australia: