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KRONBORG (Rixstep) — The olfactory senses of people visiting Hamlet's castle today were hit by another whiff of the corrupt. But they've learned by now it's not something rotten in Denmark - the stench comes from their neighbour to the east. Sweden.

Things began calmly enough when Sweden's premier jackal reporter Niklas Svensson (he who'd stolen the original Assange story from his colleagues) announced a 'world scoop' that was anything but.

The story? Stockholm Klara police interrogator Irmeli Krans who took the testimony of Sofia Wilén on 20 August was in fact a friend of Anna Ardin.

But this has been known for months - data's been leaking to Flashback from the police all along.

  Irmeli Krans guests Anna Ardin's lesbian nightclub (far right).
Irmeli Krans hangs out in the same circles as Anna Ardin, is a somewhat more successful Social Democrat politician than Anna Ardin, and guested her friend's lesbian nightclub on at least one occasion. They're friends on Facebook too.

So Niklas Svensson's and Expressen's 'world scoop' was anything but. Yet two tidbits popped up through the day: comments police inspector Krans left on her Facebook page.

'Assange - a overhyped balloon ready to burst.'
 - Irmeli Krans

Then when she heard the Belmarsh verdict on 24 February.

'Go Claes Borgström!!'
 - Irmeli Krans

Shut Out

Krans was shut out of the police investigation after the first day and discovered she'd been locked out of the system when she tried to edit her 20 August interrogation with Sofia Wilén on the following Monday 23 August.

Neither was she part of the team who presented the Assange case to prosecutor on duty Maria Häljebo Kjellstrand - it was thought she was against calling the event 'rape' where the others - Mats Gehlin and Linda Wassgren - were for it. This before Wilén's testimony was completed and forwarded to the prosecutor.

The Real Story

But all the above is 'old hat': it's been known for months. Not merely through Flashback but by the fact the Swedish media have had copies of the police files since time immemorial and have been able to connect the dots just like the crew at the forum.

It seems no one bothered to study the protocols, consult Flashback, or do some good old investigative journalism. Not even convicted felon ace reporter Niklas Svensson.

So why now? Why fake this scoop now of all times? As they say in Swedish: 'därom tvistar de lärde' - that's what the learned are talking about.

One thing's fairly certain: the story about Irmeli Krans could have been written months ago and the minimal hunting at Facebook could have been done then too. But it wasn't - in other words: the story isn't the story. As per usual with Sweden's Old Media. Marianne Ny had a comment on the fracas as well.

'Chief prosecutor Marianne Ny can't comment on the new information in the media about the Assange case.'

Stay tuned.

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
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

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