Sexual assault survivors have human rights too

Serial evader of responsibilities Julian Assange has been detained arbitrarily by the Swedish and UK governments, according to a UN panel of experts, who published the results of their 16-month investigation today.

I don’t understand how they arrived at such an astonishing conclusion. Assange is free to submit to the rule of law at any time. His arguments against doing so are bunk.

Whenever my thoughts turn to this subject they dwell on the survivors of sexual abuse and rape in Sweden. By choosing to remain a fugitive, Assange denies them the very justice he claims to champion. Justice that today seems further away than ever.

Perhaps some noble panel of UN experts might deign to investigate their plights next.