Why would Julian Assange fight so hard to avoid extradition to Sweden to answer questions about sex offences including rape - by his own admission 'double rape' ?
While he has been released today from H.M. Prison Wandsworth, on bail of £240000, the Judge hearing his appeal at the Royal Courts of Justice told him that he was most unlikely to avoid being extradited to Sweden on a European Arrest Warrant.
Does this case show that the whole system of European Arrest Warrants is deeply flawed and inherently unjust ? Should we revert to the former system - treaties between sovereign states - where an extradition request had to provide a prima-facea case before such a request would be granted ?
Perhaps if we are to examine the European Extradition arrangements we should look at the Extradition Treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom which is, at present, dangerously one sided.