So are there any countries that are willing to seriously challenge American pressure?
Julian Assange’s lawyer said that Sweden didn’t ask the U.K. government to appeal a judge’s ruling allowing the WikiLeaks founder to be released on bail and that it was “confusing” why the British prosecutors decided to appeal.
“The question is why did they make this decision if they said yesterday that they were acting on behalf of the Swedish authorities,” Mark Stephens, Assange’s lawyer, said in an interview. “It’s fair to say that this is all a bit fishy. The whole case really reeks.”