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Assange & Sweden: Expressen Hold Back on Full Story

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STOCKHOLM (Rixstep) — Expressen banged their big drums to 'expose' the fact that Irmeli Krans with the 'Klara Kops' is a personal friend of Anna Ardin, wrote Old Wolf yesterday. Readers of OW's blog could read about it already on 31 January thanks to the diggers at Flashback. OW followed up the original story on 3 February with further details.

Yet a comparison of Old Wolf's three articles with Niklas Svensson's 'exposé' in Expressen shows there are things missing in Expressen's story and others that simply don't match up.


Niklas Svensson must have had all the documents he needed - he at least should have read the police documents. And yet he still wants people to believe Irmeli Krans played a major role in the prosecutor's decision to arrest Julian Assange in absentia? Why? She couldn't have - she never met with Maria Häljebo Kjellstrand and she even complained the others went behind her back in the matter.

[That's not to say Krans objected to filing the case as rape - she started the file calling it as such. But she was miffed the others talked to prosecutor Kjellstrand whilst she was busy elsewhere. Ed.]

Krans didn't interrogate her friend Anna Ardin - she interrogated Sofia Wilén (which can be bad enough, as Old Wolf points out). The puppet master that day wasn't Krans anyway - it was Linda Wassgren. Wassgren got the support of Mats Gehlin and station commander Johan Hallberg to call the case 'rape' - this is before any of the formal interrogation had been completed.

Krans was busy interrogating Wilén when Wassgren and others approached Kjellstrand for an arrest warrant. And the police documents make it clear the role Krans played was over by the following day. The only question mark is what happened when on Monday 23 August she tried to edit her interrogation in the Klara Kops Komputer System and found herself locked out. By then Mats Gehlin had taken over the case. The correspondence between Krans and Gehlin, leaked to Flashback over a month ago, is included at the end of Sofia Wilén's testimony.

2010-08-23 08:27 IK to MG
Hi, I hope I've done it right now and the document will get to you as it should. Please send an acknowledgement. About the verbal presentation for the prosecutor, I have no further information other than what's already been done by telephone by Linda Wassgren at some time during the interrogation. I don't know what was presented as Wassgren doesn't want to communicate with me. An opportunity to classify the crime with the prosecutor was not given me but I was told it would be classified as rape according to a directive by the prosecutor. Greetings, Irmela Krans

2010-08-24 09:33 MG to IK
Do like this. Paste this into your interrogation and sign it. It'd look funny if I signed it. I'm attaching the old interrogation.

2010-08-24 13:38 IK to MG
Hi, I might be thick but I don't really understand what you mean. Anders Ringkvist is trying to help me and we've tried contacting you without being able to resolve the issue.

2010-08-24 13:44 MG to IK
Create a new interrogation. Paste in the text and address the interrogation to the case. And sign the interrogation.

2010-08-24 16:35 IK to MG
OK but then there'll be two interrogations. But there's only been one formal interrogation, by me at any rate. Where does the other interrogation disappear to? If it's to be done right then I assume I have to make modifications in the original interrogation and sign it. With the risk of appearing difficult I do not want to have an unsigned document with my name circulating in DurTvå-space. Particularly not now when the case has developed as it has.

2010-08-30 09:32 MG to EF
The case...
(Rest deleted - the subject line is 'The Case' (Ärendet). The body text was removed by the judicial authority at the behest of the chief prosecutor.)

2010-08-30 09:33 EF to MG
The complaint about molestation isn't here.

2010-08-30 09:35 MG to EF
OK I thought you wanted the case that had been dismissed. Delete what you received and you'll get a new one.

Niklas Svensson was the one who tried to claim the scoop for the original 'smear' on Julian Assange. He saw an SMS message come in to one of his colleagues out at Harpsund and rushed back to his office to push his way into someone else's story and for several hours on Twitter bragged about it as his own - and was later forced to apologise for his 'behaviour'.

But the point is, says Old Wolf, that the leak had to have come from someone inside the 'Klara Kops' police station: Irmeli Krans, Linda Wassgren, Johan Hallberg, Mats Gehlin, Sara Wennerblom, Anna Ardin, Sofia Wilén - or who else?

Niklas Svensson deliberately exaggerated Irmeli Krans' role in the affair for the sake of tabloid sensationalism. Yet what occurred is still highly questionable. For she's not only Anna Ardin's friend, she's also good friends with Thomas 'Renditon' Bodström - the same Bodström who's a 'brotherhooder' like Anna Ardin and who runs a law firm in Stockholm with Sweden's Grand Mufti of feminism Claes Borgström who represents both women and who's had so many wonderful things to say to the global media these past months.

This is already a heady soup, says Old Wolf. And it doesn't get better by Expressen choosing to translate their erroneous claims into English. The Expressen story about Irmeli Krans, both in its original Swedish and in its translated English, is ripe with deliberate errors.

And what does Expressen's roly-poly chief editor say about it all?

'There have been so many misunderstandings about the Swedish judicial system in the debate about the investigation of the Assange case that we at Expressen wanted to ensure that as many people as possible could take advantage of Expressen's original source text.'
 - Thomas Mattson

And this after holding onto the police documents for months and publishing nothing.

The stench from Stockholm only grows worse.

I don't know why I tweeted that it was my story. Of course I shouldn't have done that.
 - Niklas Svensson on Twitter midday Saturday 21 August

Reveal today in #Expressen that #Wikileaks founder Julian #Assange is arrested in absentia for rape!
 - Niklas Svensson on Twitter early Saturday morning 21 August 2010

Now TT are also reporting on my revelations today. And the international media have begun ringing up.
 - Niklas Svensson on Twitter early Saturday morning 21 August 2010

The story I reveal today, that the founder of WikiLeaks is arrested for rape, is now spreading across the globe.
 - Niklas Svensson on Twitter early Saturday morning 21 August 2010

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: Swedish Assange Case Inspector Outed
Red Hat Diaries: Niklas Svensson: 'I Regret That!'
Journalisten: Niklas Svensson Convicted of Data Intrusion

Flashback: The Assange Thread
SvD: Utredare uttalade sig negativt om Assange på Facebook
Expressen: Interrogator in the Assange case friend with woman accusing Wikileaks founder
Expressen: Polisen vän med kvinna som anmälde Assange
Expressen: Björn Hurtig: Man kan ifrågasätta hela förundersökningen
Old Wolf: Expressen utelämnar en del i sitt 'avslöjande'
Dagbladet: Assange er en 'opphausset sprekkferdig boble'
Aftonbladet: Polisen vän med kvinna som anmälde Assange

WikiLeaks: Support WikiLeaks
The Police Protocol (Translated)
Rixstep: Assange/WikiLeaks RSS Feed
Radsoft: Assange/WikiLeaks RSS Feed

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