Thoughts on economics and liberty

Please be clear: either you are against rape or you are not. Your “feelings” for a rapist should not cloud your judgement.

I'm glad that there are at least some other people in this world who don't get confused through bouts of EMOTIONALITY about serious matters of justice.

Samuel J has this to say at Catallaxy files (this is an extract).

Moral relativism is being applied by the many celebrities supporting Julian Assange against his extradition to face questioning for potential rape and sexual assault charges in Sweden. If a guy in Liverpool had committed the same crime in Sweden most would be baying for blood.

In Sweden, as in most advanced democratic countries, a person is innocent until proven guilty (see Article 48 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union of which Sweden is a signatory). Until Assange confronts his accusers and is found guilty or not guilty we cannot know his culpability. [Sanjeev: I've NO DOUBT about Assange's culpability, given his subsequent behaviour – running away from justice: typical of a crook.]

Assange’s supporters say that they oppose his extradition to Sweden because apparently he will then be extradited to the US to face the death penalty. This is a fallacious argument, as in European law, and in particular Swedish law, it is illegal for a Court to agree an extradition to a country where the accused may face the death penalty.

It is appalling that so many people who claim to despise the sexual abuse of women can support Assange in his attempt to evade the course of justice.

Assange should face his accusers in Court, just as anyone who has been charged with similar crimes.

Sanjeev Sabhlok

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