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Assange Attorney: British Ruling Sets Alarming Precedent for Judicial Independence in Europe

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Published on May 30, 2012

DemocracyNow.org - Helena Kennedy, a member of Julian Assange's legal team and a prominent British civil liberties attorney, joins us from London to discuss the court ruling upholding Assange's extradition to Sweden. "The idea of a prosecutor demanding someone is brought by force to their country in order to be questioned -- and [not] a judge or court -- is alarming because we believe in judicial independence," Kennedy says. "[Assange] is concerned [that] once he is on Swedish soil, he becomes much more vulnerable to the intentions of the U.S. to have him extradited to stand trial on much more worrying charges."

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