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Charges Filed Against Prosecutor in Assange Case

Violated secrecy laws in revealing details to the media.

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STOCKHOLM (Rixstep) — Charges have now been filed against Swedish prosecutor Maria Häljebo Kjellstrand for violating secrecy laws in revealing details of the Assange case to the media.

The Swedish civil rights organisation RO (Rättssäkerhetsorganisationen) have added additional charges to their previous filing, this time citing a violation of secrecy laws concerning preliminary investigations. Their first filing concerned the dubious nature of the arrest warrant itself.

'You just don't go public with information about an arrest warrant if you really want to have a chance of catching your suspect', said a representative of RO at the time, implying there was something fishy about the whole thing.

The new charge was filed after prosecutor's office spokesperson Karin Rosander admitted arrest warrants are protected by secrecy laws.

 Kjellstrand, who issued an arrest warrant on the basis of a phone call and then told all to the media, is married into the office of justice minister Beatrice Ask.

Kjellstrand is married to Per Kjellstrand who works for Sweden's ridiculed minister of justice Beatrice Ask who is suspected of being in contact with the US regarding WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.

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