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Anna Ardin Witness Nicked Shoplifting
Stole 5 books for $235.
DUCKPOND (Radsoft) — Anna Ardin's former business partner and witness 'C' in the Assange police protocols, Kajsa Borgnäs, has been arrested shoplifting. She's admitted the crime and will be tried in the new year. Unlike Ardin, Borgnäs still had assignments in the Social Democrat party. She has now resigned them all.
Borgnäs, 29 years and cofounder with Ardin of the lesbian nightclub 'Feber' ('Fever') on the island of Gotland, complained to police of having to live on 'half a student loan'. The five stolen books cost over $235. They had no nutritional value.
One week ago she walked into a bookstore, pulled five books from the shelves, removed the price tags, and then put them in a shopping bag. She then left the store in a hurry, making it past the electronic controls undetected.
But staff in the store had observed her, followed her out, and held onto her until the police arrived at the scene.
Borgnäs told the police she wished she hadn't stolen the books. 'I know it's not an excuse, but it's not easy living on half a student loan', she told them, without explaining how one goes about applying for half a loan or why someone at her age tries to survive on funding meant for people ten years younger who lack her political privilege - or why libraries aren't good enough.
Borgnäs says she's been depressed for quite some time. 'It's a personal failure. I understood immediately how idiotically I behaved', she told reporters, without speculating if she'd feel the same way if she hadn't been caught.
She's now resigned all her political assignments and now is in the same boat as Anna Ardin who's been frozen out of their party since her scandalous treatment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange a year ago.
The five books stolen:
- 'Politics and the Environment', James Connelly, Graham Smith, et al. Environmental issues and how to handle them politically.
- 'Omstridd natur', Camilla Sandström, Tor Arnesen, et al. Trends and challenges in Nordic nature preservation.
- 'Thirty Two Poets Twenty Hundred Eleven', Johannes Anyuru, Ida Börjel, et al. An 'open, inviting, and invigorating anthology of poetry from the past ten years.
- 'Welcome to This World', Amanda Svensson. A novel about three people who can't find their place in their culture, three lost people with a need to be understood, something they've never come to terms with themselves.
- 'Declaration of Love', Jenny Sahlin, Jimmy Ekman. An interactive book for couples concentrating on their feelings and thoughts about their relationship.
Talk About It, Don't Name Names
Borgnäs was also one of the architects of the notorious Assange smear campaign '#prataomdet' (#talkaboutit'). Her identity was known within fifteen minutes at the famous Flashback forum, but it wasn't divulged in the media as that'd be against what they call 'god publicistisk sed' (journalistic ethics). (Cf her photo above.)
But this didn't apply to Julian Assange as Expressen's editor Thomas 'Humpty Dumpty' Mattsson claimed 'Assange is so well known'. The real reason was more about greed and 'guilt by association': Assange had inked a deal with Aftonbladet, targeted by the Bonnier empire for their exposé of the publishing giant.
The theft wasn't this year's smartest: no prison sentence under $100 but very likely over that amount.
Perhaps Kajsa can meet up in the stir with Mona Sahlin and cop a Toblerone or two?
I'm so sick of it all. Will it never end? At any rate I want to say the other girl's just as much to blame.
- Anna Ardin
Apparently Swedish laws are unique. If you have a penis you're half a rapist before you even get through customs.
- Scott Adams
If I am able to reveal what I know, everyone will realise this is all a charade. If I could tell the British courts, I suspect it would make extradition a moot point.
- Björn Hurtig
I can tell you that the Swedish prosecution still hasn't provided copies of those SMS texts that have been referred to. Those texts are some of the most powerful exculpatory evidence. In Australia prosecutors have a very grave duty to disclose such evidence to courts when seeking the grave exercise of a court's power against an individual. Yet in Sweden in this case, in the first hearings to obtain an arrest warrant, those texts were not submitted to the Swedish court, which is highly improper.
- James Catlin
The prosecutor could achieve this broadening of the law during Assange's trial so he can be convicted of a crime that didn't exist at the time he allegedly committed it. She would need to. There is no precedent for this. The Swedes are making it up as they go along.
- James Catlin
Julian Assange will surely learn that considering what WikiLeaks has published, he's got a few enemies in the Pentagon, the CIA, and the White House. Sweden began an investigation into rape which was later dismissed. Assange was even denied residence in Sweden. One can only speculate to what extent the security agencies of the US were involved. And considering the obvious interest of the US to silence WikiLeaks, is it likely Assange will have an accident of the 'Boston brakes' kind in the coming years? Or will he be snared with compromising information of the 'honey trap' kind?
- 'Drozd' at Flashback 23 October 2010
The truth will out, the truth wins out. Let no journalist ever again speculate into what the protocols say. Six months of digging and the people at Flashback have the actual documents. The sleaze printed by rags such as the Daily Mail, Sweden's Aftonbladet and Expressen, and perhaps above all the toxic Nick Davies of the Guardian, can stand no more. Yet more: these documents are an indictment of the 'news organisations' who've printed deliberate inaccuracies all along or even worse: refused to print anything at all. Nick Davies' account of the protocols was maliciously skewed; both Aftonbladet and Expressen had copies early on and printed nothing. Bloggers had copies but arrogantly kept the information to their Smeagol selves.
- The Assange Police Protocol: Translator's Note