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'Ren och skär lögn': An Open Letter to Marianne Ny
Marianne Ny's gone too far. Way too far.
BROMÖLLA (Rixstep) — Ren och skär lögn is an expression used in Sweden when confronted by a lie that's so outrageous that no other words can describe it. After all she's done for the past five years - an adequate summary would be miles long - Marianne Ny put the final cherry on the icing of the cake yesterday in a set of carefully crafted quips that more than merit just such an expression.
The quips will come from these two links.
https://archive.is/xJlFA ← ENGLISH
https://archive.is/RL57b ← SWEDISH
Note that both links are 'archived': things on web pages mastered by Marianne Ny have a nasty habit of disappearing or morphing in strange ways. [Direct contextual links are also provided in hard brackets.]
SV: 'Julian Assange har självmant hållit sig undan rättvisan genom att ta sin tillflykt till Ecuadors ambassad.' [Link]
EN: 'Julian Assange, on his own accord, has evaded prosecution by seeking refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador.' [Link]
You know better, Marianne Ny. Asylum supersedes all other law. How deceitful of you to attempt to mislead your country.
SV: 'Det innebär att utredningen av händelserna lämnas oavslutad eftersom den misstänkte inte har kunnat höras, vilket jag beklagar.' [Link]
EN: 'I regret having to say, that this means there will be no closure with regard to these events, as we have not been able to interview the suspect.' [Link]
It's doubtful you regret anything, Marianne Ny. You've had more than ample opportunities to interview Julian Assange for five years, Marianne Ny. Julian Assange held off on his busy schedule for five weeks in September 2010 in the belief you would follow procedure and interview him as soon as possible. His lawyer beseeched you time and again for this interview. When at last Julian Assange could wait no longer, he told you of his need to visit Germany and England, and you gave your approval - only to, in secret, issue an arrest warrant for him the very day he left the country, which you justified by claiming he was a flight risk.
You then contacted his lawyer again and tried to convince him that, despite the arrest warrant, Julian Assange would be welcome back in the country under amicable conditions.
You then contacted his lawyer yet again in early October 2010 and told him he should remain in his office after hours because you expected to have Julian Assange in custody later that very evening.
You've been playing 'cat and mouse' all along, Marianne Ny. You deliberately defied your own guidelines by balking at interviewing your suspect. You were deceitful in telling Julian Assange you approved of his leaving the country, then issued an arrest warrant behind his back as soon as he left his residence in Sweden for the airport - an arrest warrant you deliberately kept from the police and other authorities so he'd be able to really leave.
Your own assistants ('BS' and 'EL') corroborated this story, Marianne Ny.
It should also be added that, already here, we see your illicit collusion with tabloid media: photographers on location at Julian Assange's planned destination stated that they'd been sent to get pictures of his imminent arrest.
If Julian Assange refused to return to Sweden after all your deceits and lies, Marianne Ny, it's certainly understandable. There's such a thing as rule of law, Marianne Ny, and you've repeatedly and flagrantly defied it.
SV: 'Jag har sedan hösten 2010 försökt få tillstånd ett förhör med Julian Assange, men han har konsekvent hållit sig undan.' [Link]
EN: 'Since the autumn of 2010, I have tried to gain permission to interview Julian Assange, but he has consistently refused to appear.' [Link]
You haven't tried anything, Marianne Ny. You said time and again that you refused to interview Julian Assange in London. You told TIME magazine in December 2010 that it was illegal! Once this was reported in the Swedish media, you had those web pages scrubbed!
It's rather obvious that you and your friends hadn't been expecting the initial police visits - but you scrambled well once you'd become aware.
Julian Assange has been waiting for a visit for five years, Marianne Ny. He wants to clear his name. He has a right to do that. You've denied him that right. You've used every trick in the book to evade justice yourself, Marianne Ny. And you're supposed to protect the law, not abuse it.
SV: 'När preskription närmade sig för några av brotten valde vi att försöka få till stånd förhör i London.' [Link]
EN: 'When the statute of limitation approached, we choose to attempt to interview him in London.' [Link]
That's not the whole truth, Marianne Ny, and you know it. That the statute of limitations was about to expire: that's the reason the Swedish courts finally reacted - you yourself didn't care. Two courts questioned your mismanagement of this case, and the Supreme Court threatened to quash your warrant if you didn't comply. So you went through the motions of doing something so the Supreme Court didn't stomp you, then once their verdict was in, you went back to dragging your feet. To expect Ecuador to process your MLA request in two working days, and not even wait for their approval before sending your people to London - it's an international outrage, Marianne Ny. You've disgraced your country even further. And cost your taxpayers more.
To now come with all this backpedaling - through you and Cecilia Riddselius - with all these outrageous statements the past few days: it's outrageous even for you, Marianne Ny.
You now have a single case point remaining. That of a girl 26 years old at the time. A girl who didn't want to file a complaint. A girl who had consensual sex with Julian Assange several times on the same night. A girl who actively pursued Julian Assange, and not the other way around. A girl who questioned Julian's not using a condom for their fifth and final time but who agreed anyway. A girl previously described as being asleep, but who couldn't possibly be asleep if she was talking to Assange! A case reviewed by a far more experienced (and respected) prosecutor than you, who subsequently and without drama quashed the warrant as there was, quite simply, 'no crime committed'.
Obsession with Presumption
59 (fifty-nine) human rights organisations. Amnesty International. Eva Joly. A Swedish Supreme Court justice. Several Swedish court magistrates and prosecutors. Even your own staff. All have come out and condemned you, Marianne Ny.
What's your beef with life, Marianne Ny? Are you growing tall poppies in your Bromölla garden? Do you hate all men and all sex? One Swedish magistrate says you do. And says you simply want to terrorise Julian Assange until he's ready to confess to anything at all. Somewhat like the Quick cases, in that there is no evidence either way. And in a good court of law, a mere confession, even if freely given, wouldn't be enough anyway. Except perhaps in your world, Marianne Ny.
One wonders at your perception of the law, Marianne Ny. One wonders at your perception of life.
Arrogance, cowardice, mendacity, deceit, and now outright lies have hallmarked your behaviour for the past five years, Marianne Ny. Not to put too fine a point on it, but you've disgraced your profession and your country, and you've persecuted an individual presumed to be innocent. But no one is presumed to be innocent in your world, are they, Marianne Ny? You've said that you like to lock up suspects to make their alleged victims feel safer. Your entire track record in this case with Julian Assange is all about presumption of guilt, isn't it, Marianne Ny? And in that obsession with your presumption, you've proven yourself capable of transgressing your own law and becoming a criminal yourself.
History will not treat you kindly, Marianne Ny, no matter how your 'case' turns out. Sleep well. And oh - Happy Birthday.
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