It is with increasing amazement people around the world are witnessing the spectacle that Sweden makes of itself in its case against Assange. Is it really the prestige that prevents prosecutor Marianne Ny to go along with Assange's conditions for being interviewed in London? It is very doubtful. In this situation, it would rather be an enormous prestige gain for Sweden to go to London or question Julian assange via video link.
But the Swedish prosecutor behave rather as if she were convinced that Assange is guilty of the crimes he is accused of. But how could she be, when there are no evidence of a crime whatsoever? Does she have an ace up her sleeve? Will she pull it up as soon as Julian Assange is in Swedish custody? I´d say It is not only possible but probable.
Does Marianne Ny have a forensic medical certificate?
There seem to be a forensic medical certificate issued by the special rape clinic at Södersjukhuet in Stokholm. Forensic medical certificates are often used as supporting evidence in criminal trials in Sweden. Where word stands against word, it sometimes becomes the crucial piece of evidence that convict the accused. In Irmeli Krans interrogation of Sofia Wilen, it says:
"Sofia consents to the collection of forensic medical report."
It also says in the transcript from the 26/8:
"When she (SW) spoke with his friends afterwards, she realized that she was the victim of a crime. She then went to the hospital in Danderyd and then went from there to Södersjukuset in Stockholm. There she was examined and
they also took samples and performed a so-called rape kit."
Interestingly formulated indeed. Not until she talked with her "Friends", she realized that she was the victim of a crime. I wonder if her friends might have been Ardin and Borgström? It was by his own admission Borgström himself who told the women that they had been raped. They didn´t seem to understand that themselves at that time. But in the words of Claes Borgström himself, "the women are not lawyers".
Was Wilén forced to do a physical examination?
Sofia Wilen visited Södersjukhuset (South Hospital) on the same day as she was questioned by Ardins friend Irmeli Krans at Klara police station. However, people have raised the question about the cause of this. Sofia Wilen did not consider that she had been raped in the interview? She just wanted to find out whether Assange could be forced to do an HIV test. The answer may be that she was coerced.
To undergo a physical examination is considered to be an invasive procedure and typically requires the plaintiff's consent, but not if it regards a crime that can bring two years' imprisonment or more. The medical authority i Sweden states that:
"There are exceptions to the requirement of consent to the issuance of medical certificates. Exceptions related to the provisions on disclosure of information to the police and the public prosecutor under the Secrecy Act (1980:100). Namely that classified information must be disclosed regarding certain serious crimes. Such disclosure may take the form of a forensic medical report. provisions on disclosure and the rules on consent for issuing medical certificates correspond therefore with each other.
In the case of a plaintiff being submitted to a forensic medical report without consent if a crime for which no provision was less severe punishment than imprisonment for two years or suspicion of offenses under 3, 4 or 6. Penal Code against anyone under the age of eighteen years, or if the data for which are confidential under Secrecy or confidentiality, are delivered to the police or prosecutor with the consent of the plaintiff. "
Certificates from rape emergency room at SöS heavily criticized
Regardless of when and why Ms Wilen visited the special rape clinic at SöS, this scenario is very interesting. Not just because the rape forensic certificates, have been subjected to fierce criticism in recent times. Especially those who claim that millimeter-sized cracks in the genital area would be evidence of rape. Recent research has even dismissed these claims as pure humbug. Johanna Loisel, doctor at the forensic department at Umeå University, in 2011 examined a large amount of medical certificates issued by doctors contracted by the Forensic Medicineboard. She found faults in every five certificates and in one out of ten there were such serious errors that it could affect the legal process.
In the light of this it should be pointed out that in the rape clinic at Stockholm South General Hospital there are not a single doctor with proper forensic medical training.
Chief of staff at the rapeclinic is professor Lotti Helström. In a previous article, Dagens nyheter crime reporter Stefan Lisinski has shown that Helström have written fake medical certificates to women in rape cases. Forensic medical certificates that in many cases is the only and decisive technical proof that precipitated the accused.
The whole practice of forensic medical certificates was developed by the National Centre for women's right to obtain more convictions in rapecases. And there is no law saying it has to be done by a trained forensic doctor.
Lotti Helström is also, according to the National social board website, a member of their legal board. Lotti Helström live with lawyer Peter Danowsky, known among other things, for representing the powerful U.S. copyright lobby in the case against Pirate Bay. Danowsky is also the attorney for the newspaper Expressen and Dagens nyheter. And he has also represented Channel 4 news in the case against Vilgot Sjoman and Claes Eriksson.
Helström and Danowsky would thus be counted as members of the top sphere of influence in Stokholm. Both were this year invited to the governor of Gotland and her annual party in connection with the Almedalen political week. Are you on that list, you know you are in.
Appointed by Borgström and Bodström
The industrious lawyer couple Borgström and Bodström in the 2010 election campaign, where they both dreamed about new ministerposts, lobbied hard to make the punishnments for rape harder, and that a rape emergency clinic would be opened in every hospital in Sweden. The rape clinic at the south hospital had allready been opened on these two men's initiative and they also appointed Lottie Helström as chief of staff. A bit strange when she lacks forensic training, but she is a strong advocate for Womens rights. Probably this was a bigger merit.
Policeman was sentenced to seven years in prison on a certificate from Lottie Helström
Another notable case is the one about the officer in the swedish secret police. A man that among other things had served as bodyguard for the swedish king. In district Court he was sentenced to a seven year long prisonterm for aggravated rape. The evidence was the woman's statement and a forensic medical certificate from Lottie Helström. Nothing ellse. When the case was taken up in the court of appeals, however, the man's lawyer, possibly with the help of a legal consultant shredded the certificate apart and disproved the woman's story totally. The man was acquitted completely. The guy was lucky who got a lawyer that in this case gave a damn. Most innocent men aren´t that lucky (or rich). When you read the Court of Appeal's judgment you can not help shuddering when you realize how little is needed in sex crimes cases like these to impose very long sentences.
The question whether Ms Ny have one of these forensic medical certificates, from Lottie Helströms clinic, to lean against in this rape investigation? Is this the ace up her sleeve? For what other evidence is there? I doubt that she will try to use a broken unused condom as evidence in court.
There are many indications that this might be Marianne Ny's trump card. the question is, if so, what she hopes to prove with a medical certificates from a highly disputed area on SöS, led by a woman with obvious connection to the womens lawyer and a firm belief that every woman coming into her clinic have actually been raped?
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