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Assange & Sweden: Letters to Marianne Ny

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Blogger and Flashback contributor Old Wolf's been curious about the world's currently most infamous prosecutor Marianne Ny. Marianne Ny is no longer an operative prosecutor yet leads the campaign against Julian Assange. And she's appointed herself chief criminal investigator as well.

How common is that? wondered Old Wolf and proceeded to ask Marianne Ny herself.


[Note: the letters Old Wolf received were all signed 'Marianne Ny' but were in fact written by a 'Britt Svensson'. Taken with the fact an 'Erika Lejnefors' does the actual police and prosecutor work, what's left for Marianne Ny?]

So Old Wolf wrote to Marianne Ny, asking how common it was a chief prosecutor butted in on police work.

This the reply he received.

To: Old Wolf
From: Marianne Ny

Unfortunately your question doesn't have a simple answer. There are no statistics and no possibility to find what you are looking for in a simple manner. Every year there are chief prosecutors and deputy chief prosecutors who in individual cases take charge of a preliminary investigation when the decision is made to reopen a case. To what extent Marianne Ny has last year been chief investigator in preliminary investigations in more than the high profile Assange case cannot be known without checking each case by itself. There is however nothing to stop us from sending you copies by fax or ordinary mail of the decisions in cases that have been reopened that resulted in a resumption of the preliminary investigation.

Marianne Ny

So easier done than said - Old Wolf wrote back and asked for the offered documents. But there wasn't much there.

To: Marianne Ny
From: Old Wolf

1. From what I can see of the documents you've sent, I can only find one case where a chief prosecutor becomes the chief investigator - the case of Julian Assange. This makes it appear to be an unusual procedure. So why was this done in this case?

2. 2010 experienced a 100% increase in reopened cases. What is the reason for this?

3. Reports are sent in to your 'development centre' when the cases are completed. Therefore I'm wondering:

A. How many cases were filed during 2010?
B. How many cases led to court?
C. How many cases resulted in a conviction?

'Marianne Ny' sidesteps the questions.

To: Old Wolf
From: Marianne Ny

There is at least one case from 2009-2010 where chief prosecutor Marianne Ny became chief investigator. Even the deputy chief prosecutor has been the chief investigator in a reopened case in 2010. But without going through all the cases we can't say how many.

Marianne Ny

Old Wolf fires back.

To: Marianne Ny
From: Old Wolf

Unfortunately I can't find the cases you refer to in the documents you sent. Are they perhaps in another archive? All I see here is a case for deputy chief prosecutor Mikael Björk. But at the time in question he was chief prosecutor in Helsingborg (ÅM 2008/6145). I must unfortunately ask again for the cases from 2009-2010 where the chief prosecutor or deputy chief prosecutor was chief criminal investigator. And I'd expect answers to my previous questions as well.

'Marianne Ny' tries again - ups the word count considerably. But oh what a giveaway instead.

To: Old Wolf
From: Marianne Ny

To support our processing, we collect copies of the decisions for reopened cases sorted into overturned and not overturned decisions. These copies are put successively into a binder which is emptied after a few years. What you've received are this type of copies. This is no post room and as you've noted, some decisions can be missing because people can forget to put the copies in the binder when the cases are completed.

All decisions are of course in their respective files in our archive. They're placed here in numerical order by the year they were received. There's a huge number of cases, there were 985 during 2010. Of course it's not possible to go through all these files and find the decisions you're looking for. Unfortunately we can't help you more than we already have. We don't have an easy way to pluck out the cases where the chief prosecutor or the deputy chief prosecutor has also been the chief investigator. But we missed a case where the chief prosecutor is the chief investigator and which is currently on her table and you'll receive a copy of the decision to reopen with ordinary mail.

The planning department at the office of the prosecutor general can help the media with generating statistic data. Unfortunately I don't think they can help you with your inquiry but I still want to inform you of your option of contacting them.

Marianne Ny

'I'm amazed and speechless', writes Old Wolf. 'This is how a Swedish agency operates anno 2010? If they're not lying to my face then this is a scandal. So they can't take care of 20-40 cases per year and when they forget to return documents to a file, it seems to be cases where a prosecutor also stepped in as chief investigator? And they can't keep track of what these cases are when they only have one or two per year?'

The stench only grows.

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
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Old Wolf/Vinden viskar mitt namn: Dagens Ny-heter - Frågor utan svar!

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Old Wolf: Expressen utelämnar en del i sitt 'avslöjande'
Dagbladet: Assange er en 'opphausset sprekkferdig boble'
Aftonbladet: Polisen vän med kvinna som anmälde Assange

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