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Assange in Sweden: Witness 'D'

Transcript of the fourth witness statement in the preliminary police investigation.


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STOCKHOLM/LONDON (Rixstep) — Nine witnesses were interrogated in conjunction with the preliminary police investigation into the allegations made against Julian Assange. Some of these interrogations were conducted by telephone and therefore 'conceptual' in nature; others took place on location and were recorded and thereafter transcribed.

The interrogation of 'Witness D' was conducted by Mats Gehlin in person on 13 September (24 days after the case was filed). The 'conceptual interrogation' began at 09:09 and concluded at 09:25.

Mats Gehlin has also acted as chief interrogator or police interrogation witness in some of the recorded interrogations including that of Julian Assange.

The witness is referred to in this narrative as either 'the witness' (direct translation) or 'D'.

The witness says she knows Sofia through work. They're 'better colleagues'. The witness says she and Sofia began work there at the natural history museum about two years ago and had hourly wages. The witness now has a monthly salary but Sofia still works by the hour.

The witness says she's had a lot explained to her about the case. She didn't know Sofia and Assange had been at the museum. She says Sofia tried to ring her but she hadn't had her phone with her at the time. Sofia told her what happened when next they worked together.

Sofia told her she'd been at a lecture with Assange and there'd been a lunch afterwards. Assange went back to Sofia's flat after the lunch. Sofia said Assange wanted to have sex with her but Sofia said she didn't want sex without a condom.

Sofia said that when she was lying half asleep, she woke up to discover Assange was inside her. Sofia then asked him what he was wearing and Assange was to have replied 'I am wearing you'. D said Sofia didn't notice he entered her but it was when he was already inside she woke up. The witness said that Sofia didn't resist because she thought it was too late. Sofia also said she doesn't have sex with Assange but rather Assange had sex with her.

Sofia told the witness Assange didn't want to leave in the morning and Sofia was forced to take a sick day from work because she didn't want to leave Assange alone in the flat as she didn't know him.

The witness says they spoke about many intimate things and already before this incident Sofia told her she doesn't have sex without a condom. This to protect herself against diseases and pregnancy.

The witness says Sofia has felt bad after the incident and that this feeling has been exacerbated by the attention of the media.

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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

See Also
Industry Watch: Assange in Sweden: Sofia
Industry Watch: Assange in Sweden: Witness 'A'
Industry Watch: Assange in Sweden: Witness 'B'
Industry Watch: Assange in Sweden: Witness 'C'
Industry Watch: Assange in Sweden: Witness 'E'
Industry Watch: Assange in Sweden: His Own Words

Industry Watch: Assange & Davies Again
Red Hat Diaries: Assange in Sweden: The Catalyst

Industry Watch: Assange: The Hornets Nest
Hall of Monkeys: Three Women II: The Sex War
Sunday Times: Accuser snapped me in the nude
Red Hat Diaries: How to Rape Julian Assange Twice

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