I've got in trouble for broadly supporting the Wikileaks chap Julian Assange. I have to admit that some of his actions, especially since he sought sanctuary in his embassy, has to my mind been less than helpful, but I broadly support him.
Knowing what I know about the criminal charges against him I doubt that he is guilty of sexual assault. I need to make clear that this is purely based upon information in the public domain and is using the UK's definition of what constitutes sexual assault. This may be different in Sweden.
It appears that the charges are going to be dropped against him.
This is very good if he is innocent.
I do find it deeply worrying that the charges look like being dropped simply because of the statute of limitations mean that they will be dropped. In many respects this is bad for Assange as it leaves a stain on his reputation that a innocent person should not have. Fair enough the radical left will forgive him as they seem to forgive their heroes rapes and murders with ease.
But it is more than that. I find it worrying and frankly distasteful that a person who is in fact guilty of rape, or any violent or sexual crime, and I'm not talking about Assiange here, can escape justice simply because they hid in a Embassy for a bit.
If that person was guilty of the most heinous crime but would walk free to gloat in front of their victims after a extended stay in a friendly embassy it would be a obscene affront to justice.
And so I find it disconcerting that Assange will be free without the evidence being tested simply because of his political chums. I have always believed him innocent of sexual assault. But what if another person was guilty?
What about their victims?