2010-12-24 Huffington Post: Bianca Jagger – Trial by Newspaper

Bianca Jagger has written a long and detailed article in the Huffington Post condemning Nick Davies’ recent article for the Guardian.

I object to the Guardian’s decision to publish selective passages from the Swedish police report, whilst omitting exculpatory evidence contained in the document. …

Assange has been criticized for not being willing to return to Sweden to prove his innocence. It is hardly surprising he has reservations, given Sweden’s human rights record. … 

In the Today Show on December 21st, Assange revealed that Sweden has requested that if he returns and is arrested, he is to be held incommunicado, and his Swedish lawyer is to be given a gag order. …

I suspect that what is on trial here is not Julian Assange’s alleged sexual misconduct, but freedom of speech ….

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