Sweden Upset Over Assange Asylum

Says it has a stellar human rights record, except, presumably, when it requires people to be detained and forcibly returned to their country for questioning


While WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange battles to stay in Britain, Sweden is incensed he has belittled one of the world's most respected justice systems and questioned a nation famed for welcoming—not extraditing—political refugees.

Assange, hiding from arrest in the Ecuadorean embassy where he has been granted diplomatic asylum, says he fears the United States will try to extradite him if he goes to Sweden for questioning over allegations of rape and sexual molestation.