Posts tagged anna ardin
Posts tagged anna ardin
The Tabloid newspaper Aftonbladet 2011-04-24
THE EGOIST Julian Assange puts a lot of money to free himself from allegations of rape – but he doesn’t lift a finger when Bradley Manning, Wikileaks claimed source, is tortured in arrest and is risking lifetime in jail, writes Jan Guillou.
Julian Assange - a little creep without principles
It’s embarrassing clear that Julian Assange, the frontman of Wikileaks, is not a male role model. To say it modestly. If he also is guilty to some kind of rape and sexual molestation, I can not comment. But his ardent supporters, who claim to know he is innocent, don’t know either.
The reason we don’t know, depends on Julian Assange himself, who refuses to come to Sweden for an interrogation. If he was so innocent as he and his followers claims, it would be an easy way to get the suspicions out of the way (and come to Sweden, my notation). Most people suspected of sexual crime in Sweden is actually free, depending on rather high standard of proof. (*)
Assange has launched a campaign against the Swedish legal system. He likens Sweden to Saudi Arabia and he means that innocent men are treated as if they were in an assembly line, and get convicted, because of the iron hard feminists who rule in this country. In addition, he speaks of a conspiracy that involves passing through Sweden on false rape allegations to have him extradited to U.S. There of course he would be tried very hard in retaliation for the disclosures Wikileaks has published.
Also for those who like myself for decades has devoted to criticize shortcomings in the Swedish judicial system seems legal reasoning from Assange and his circle, so absurd that they are not even worth taking seriously. Even more embarrassing is that well-known radical social critics such as John Pilger, Michael Moore and Tariq Ali seems to back up this campaign.
It is true that Wikileaks has published some very shocking revelations. Best known is the video footage showing American soldiers, under cheerful conversation, murdering a dozen civilians in Baghdad in 2007. It’s something so unusual as war crimes recorded by the war criminals themselves. You can understand the fact that the U.S. armed forces will find such a publication highly inappropriate. Or even treasonous.
And now we are really approaching a legal scandal far from Julian Assanges self-absorbed idiot campaign. The U.S. authorities have, since a year, alleged source captured, and expose him to harassment that goes over the limit towards torture. Bradley Manning, 23 years, kept naked in solitary confinement, prevented from sleeping and “inspected” (naked at attention) many times a day. He has not yet been tried, not clear why, but prosecutors have announced that they will be pressing for life imprisonment for some form of treason.
Bradley Manning ought to defend himself by saying that he helped to expose U.S. war crimes and that the high principles of democracy, therefore, excuse his leak of information. The U.S. armed forces shall not be able to conceal their crime to the principals, the American people. Something like that, the defense ought to be posted. Large legal principles against each other, and Bradley Manning is in need of the best lawyers to be found.
In the American legal system you are in dire need of money to defend yourself. This support Wikileaks has, despite promises, not given (given money to Mannings defense, my notation) Instead, Julian Assange stays with three english lawyers who is helping him not to come to Sweden for interrogation.
The story of Julian Assange is a legal scandal of large dimensions. Not because Julian Assange is suspected of sex crimes but that his source of those huge revelations risks life imprisonment and also is tortured during an incomprehensible pending for trial.
The story also contains a political martyr at the same level as Daniel Ellsberg, who in the 1970s, leaked information about the Vietnam War, was tried, got money collected to the first classical legal assistance - and was acquitted.
But the political martyr is certainly not Julian Assange, although he seriously puts it so. The victim is Bradley Manning. Julian Assange risk is at most a financial penalty, according to the allegations. His source, Bradley Manning, author of Assanges hero status, risks life imprisonment.
But that doesn’t seem to worry Assange himself or his cheerleading squad. For them, lawyers for Assange is more important than for Bradley Manning. Quite apart from his conviction in the rape story, one can safely say that Julian Assange is a small disgust without principles. Once again, putting it modestly.
* This is in my opinion, a remarkable statement from Guillou. He himself, wrote an article in the same paper (Aftonbladet) just a few months ago ( 2010-10-10) about how innocent men gets judged by the Swedish courts. See “Billy butt utsatt för ett justitiemord”
“Hung in silence are most of the men, who are innocent, and sentenced for sexual crime. And they are many. The Chancellor of Justice pointed out in a report from 2006 (“wrong judgements”) a dozen judgements like that. And that was only about men who, against long odds, successfully managed to appeal the sentence and got acquittal.”
Now read Rixsteps acidic retort: Jan Guillou Comes Out of Retirement to Bark
It was discovered only a year or so ago that Jan Guillou had also been a spy for the Soviet Union. Unbelievably enough. He was simultaneously a spy for the Swedish security police and the social democratic party.
Jan Guillou writes occasionally even today, despite his ripe age. He comes out of retirement to answer questions about his recruitment by the KGB or to make a guest appearance in a smear documentary about Julian Assange where he can laugh at those charges against Assange (and the reaction of Assange and his legal team to them). Or where he can say nasty things about People Who Aren’t As Great As Jan Guillou™ such as John Pilger, Michael Moore, and Tariq Ali.
Here’s an interesting detail in it all: The author of the smear article (Jan Guillou), has a daughter (Ann-Linn Guillou), who is a Facebookfriend to the Police inspector Irmeli Krans, (the police who interrogated Sofia W., one of the two women accusing Assange for rape). The other woman, accusing Assange, Anna A. is also a friend of Irmeli Krans.
Meanwhile, Peter Bratt, the not-as-famous as Guillou reporter who did all the hard work revealing the IB-affair without receiving any of the credit has posted this article on Newsmill.
It’s worth noting that writers do not get paid to write articles for Newsmill, instead they do it for free when a topic is close to their hearts.
“Scandal!” exclaims the police officer Irmeli Krans 15:43 the 25th of August. She’s likely heard the news on the radio that Eva Finné has dropped the case.
It’s interesting to note here, that she hasn’t finished writing the interrogation with miss Wilén yet. She was meant to finish that the 23rd of August but had taken a sickday. She returned to the station the 26th to complete the statement from Sofia Wilén.
From the news report:
Kvinnans advokat Claes Borgström är kritisk till åklagarens beslut och har begärt en prövning av beslutet. Den ska göras i morgon.
“The womans lawyer (note: singular) is critical to the prosecutors decision and has demanded a second look. That will be done tomorrow.”
at the bottom of this facebook conversation, Irmeli Krans says at 22.44 that she’s hopeful that Borgström will sort things out.
Irmeli Krans is a friend of Anna Ardin and at the time, the investigator of the case, also the person who interrogated Sofia Wilén. The statement from Wilén, Sofia was completed 2010-08-26 14:43 diarienr: 0201-K246314-10. A Day after Eva Finné had closed the case. The statement ends with these words:
Fredagen den 20 augusti 2010 höll jag förhör med målsägande Sofia Wilén i ärende 0201-K246314-10 på Klara närpolisstation. Förhöret påbörjades kl.16.21 och avslutades kl.18.40. Därefter skrevs förhöret in i wordprogrammet i Durtvå. Förhöret skulle renskrivas nästkommande tjänstgöringsdag, måndagen den 23 augusti 2010. Detta var inte möjligt då jag nekades tillgång till förhöret jag hållit. Efter diverse brevväxling fick jag direktivet av handläggare Mats Gehlin att istället skapa och signera ett nytt förhör i DurTvå vilket gjordes torsdagen den 26 augusti med behövliga ändringar. Tyvärr daterades och tidsangavs det dokumentet med rättelsens tidpunkt eftersom detta sker med automatik i DurTvås system.
Translation: Friday, August 20, 2010 I held hearings with victims Sofia Wilén Case 0201-K246314-10 on Clara neighborhood police station. The interrogation began and ended kl.16.21 kl.18.40. After the hearing provided in MS Word program in “Durtvå”. The interrogation would be transcripted the next workday, Monday 23 August 2010. This was not possible when I was denied access to the sattement. After some correspondence I received the directive by the administrators Mats Gehlin instead to create and sign a new hearing in DurTvå which was made on Thursday 26 August with the necessary modifications. I was dated and timestamped the document with the right time as this is done automatically in DurTvås systems.
It’s most likely that she was denied access because the case was actually closed (by the prosecutor) when she tried to “complete” it. Note the phrase “the necessary modifications”. What modifications? Also note that this statement in the 100 page “HäPM” is not signed or verbally approved by Sofia Wilén herself. Everyone elses statements are approved by the people who were questioned.
With thanks to the people at flashback, as I don’t have time to translate today. You know who you are. Keep up the good work.
Anna Ardin and SW did not go to the closest police station. They chose a distant one, the Klara police station where her friend, gay police, active social democrat Irmeli Krans worked that very friday afternoon. AA and IK have a long history, of going to HBT-clubs together, and of work in the social democrat party.
The police station closes at 1600, but Irmeli Krans stays after closing hours. All formal papers are timed after 1600.
Irma Starts the interrogation, but before it is even finished, policewoman Linda Wassgren calls the prosecutor Maria Häljebo Kjellstrand and arranges the arrest (‘anhållan’, sweden has a silly terminology with several synonyms for arrest) of Julian Assange. Yes, the same prosecutor that confirmed the arrest to the press, and was replaced the next day by prosecutor Eva Finné who invalidated the arrest and even stated that the interrogation report showed that no crime had been committed. (notice: not the weaker that no crime could be proved. No, she states that the original interrogation report of SW shows that there WAS no crime described).
Yes, the original report that still seems to be lost or deleted. And never signed by SW! (the interrogation was never finished, but discontinued because SW’s distress on hearing about the arrest and rape charge towards JA made ‘her unable to concentrate’)
There were early rumors of an internal promemoria among the police protesting the rape charge. This protest was probably coming from Irma. Probably, and speculatively, the whole affair at this moment was grasped from the control of Anna Ardin and Irmeli Krans, and into the hands of policeman Mats Gehlin. Yes, the same Mats Gehlin that is leader of the investigations from now on, that continuously leaks material to the press, and makes public statements to the press where he critisizes prosecutor Eva Finné.
Yes, the same Mats Gehlin that orders Irma to write a new report of the above interrogation of SW.
( precise references to the original report https://www.flashback.org/sp28605042)
Speculation: Anna Ardin had very specific purposes by going with Sophia Wilén to the police. They involved a mixture of revenge, blackmail on Julian Assange and putting pressure on him to get STD tested. They used a clever tactic involving friends among the police and using a specific police station at closing hours on a friday. There was no intention of creating a huge public and international affair that would last months.
The whole affair exploded because other interests, with policeman Mattias Ghelin, at the center, almost immediately grasped control of the whole affair for their own purposes.
1. The police interview with Ms. W, the woman allegedly accusing Assange for rape, was not tape-recorded.
2. A narrative account of the interview was entered into the police computer system on the same day that it was made.
3. Days later, the police woman who had authored the account of the interview with Ms.W tried to access it again “to finish it”, but ”was denied access” for unclear reasons. She was then instructed by a superior to replace the original report with a new report of unclear origin, and did so. It is not known how the new account of the interview with Ms. W differed from the original account; only the new account is available now.
3b. The police woman did so (wrote a new report) under protest, which is proven by a dialog she has with her superior through a series of emails. She apparently thinks writing a new report is against procedure, and she gets detailed instructions on how to make (fake in my opinion) the new report. This policewoman was soon taken off the case.
4. According to the leaks, Ms. W had not heard and verified any one of the narrative accounts of the interview with her. The allegation in the EAW that Assange had sex with Ms. W while she was sleeping thus amounts to hearsay.
5. The police woman interviewing Ms. W is an acquaintance of the other accuser, Ms. A. They are both active social democrats and they are both engaged in activities for homosexual, bisexual and transsexual persons.
Who is on Anna ardins list of “friends” in her blog?
Why yes, it’s the same police officer who handled the original testimony from the ladies who accused Assange for rape/molestation. Interesting.
Rebellabloggen - http://rebellabloggen.wordpress.com/ - is a blog written by “young Socialdemocratic women” they describe themselves as feminists and Social Democrats. One of their published writers is Anna Ardin.
2010-08-24 There’s a much noted post about Julian Assange’sscanadlous vist to Sweden, titled “even Wikileak heroes can do stupid things”
2010-12-17 a new media campaign begins, called #prataomdet on twitter and everywhere else including all major national newspapers. The idea is to discuss ‘grey zones in sexual relationships’ using the phrase “talk about it”.
2010-12-21 The old blogpost on Rebella has key phrases changed to fit with the new campaign (and some of my comments removed as I refer to the old phrasing).
New phrasing in Swedish;
Det kan handla om något så enkelt som två kvinnor som ville stå upp för sin rätt till sina kroppar, som inte accepterade övergrepp och berättade om dem.
Translation: This can just be something as simple as two women who wanted to stand up for their rights to their own bodies, who did not accept misconduct and who talked about them.
Old phrasing in swedish which can still be seen via Google’s cache:
Det kan handla om något så enkelt som två kvinnor som ville ta reda på om det gick att tvinga någon att testa sig för sexuellt överförbara sjukdomar. Och om poliser som gjorde sitt jobb och såg något brottsligt i kvinnornas berättelse om en sexpartner som struntade i deras överenskommelse om skyddat sex och lät bli att använda kondom utan deras vetskap eller samtycke.
This can involve something as simple as two women who wanted to find out if it was possible to force someone to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases. And if police officers did their jobs and saw something legally wrong in the women’s story of a sexual partner who ignored their agreement of protected sex and he did not use condoms without their knowledge or consent.
Screenshot because Google’s cache does not last forever. Larger image at http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/9463/screenshot20101223at514.png
See page five of this PDF;
Anna describes her internship work at the embassy in Buenos Aires, this internship was arranged as part of her studies at the University;
“At the start of my internship I had a few issues with one of the local employees, who under the guise that “it was a joke”, sent demands for “favors done in return” in exchange for information that I nedeed to do my job, and in emails he kept dropping sexual innuendos.
The person stopped at once when I sent them a copy of legal text, but continued to comment that I didn’t “understand jokes” during the rest of my internship.”
She suggest later in the document that embassies may benefit from having the local employees attend sexual harassment in the workplace sensitivity classes.
She also complains that her internship dogged her down with menial tasks and offered her less time to finish her graduate work.
This is a translation of Aftonbladet published 2010-August-21
Please see http://folkets-lexikon.csc.kth.se/folkets/#övergrepp for an understanding of the non-sexual connotations of the word
The women and Assange met during his stay in Stockholm, neither have previously met either him nor each other.
The woman in her 30s said that she, her part in the police report, claims to be the victim of a sexual assault or molestation, but not a rape.
The reason for the police report came last Friday. Another woman approached her and told a similar, but worse story of what had happened [between her and Assange]. The woman is between 20 and 30.
Left details out
For the sake of the ongoing police investigation the woman in her 30s can not disclose more details, but she has left a very detailed statement to the police. The other woman has also made a detailed statement to the police.
- I immediately believed her version of the events, because I had an experience [with Assange] similar to her story, ” says the woman to Aftonbladet.
The two women then decided to jointly go to the police to leave their details.
“I feel no threat ‘
- It is quite wrong that we should be afraid of Assange and therefore refused to report him,” said the woman, “he is not violent and I do not feel threatened by him”.
In both cases, it began as consensual sex initially, then it subsequently turned into abuse.
- “The other woman wanted to report a rape. I told [the police] my story as testimony to back up her story and to support her. We stand behind these accusations,” said the woman to Aftonbladet.
Swedish text that was translated:
Kvinnorna och Assange träffades under hans vistelse i Stockholm och har inte tidigare träffat vare sig honom eller varandra.
Kvinnan i 30-årsåldern uppger att hon för sin del anser sig vara utsatt för ett sexuellt övergrepp, eller ofredande, men inte en våldtäkt.
Upprinnelsen till polisanmälan kom i fredags. En annan kvinna kontaktade henne och berättade en liknande, men värre historia. Den kvinnan är mellan 20 och 30 år.
Lämnat detaljerad redogörelse
Av hänsyn till den pågående polisutredningen vill kvinnan i 30-årsåldern inte berätta fler detaljer i nuläget, men hon har lämnat en mycket detaljerad redogörelse till polisen. Även den andra kvinnan har lämnat ett detaljerat vittnesmål till polisen.
– Jag trodde direkt på hennes uppgifter eftersom jag själv haft en upplevelse som liknande hennes berättelse, säger kvinnan till Aftonbladet.
De båda kvinnorna beslöt nu att gemensamt gå till polisen för att lämna sina uppgifter.
”Känner mig inte hotad”
– Det är helt fel att vi skulle vara rädda för Assange och därför inte velat anmäla, säger kvinnan, han är inte våldsam och jag känner mig inte hotad av honom.
I båda fallen har det handlar om frivillig sex till en början som i ett senare skede övergått i övergrepp.
– Den andra kvinnan ville anmäla för våldtäkt. Jag gav min berättelse som vittnesmål till hennes berättelse och för att stötta henne. Vi står fullt ut för uppgifterna, säger kvinnan till Aftonbladet.