The Swedish extradition request for Julian Assange has been considered a blatant set-up by most on the British left who have followed the matter, and many, especially feminists and those campaigning for stricter rape laws have seen the Swedish allegations as superseding the WikiLeaks exposure of absurd levels of secrecy in the western world, led by the neurosis of the American military-Industrial complex that is trying to conquer the world, while fooling the people and blinding democracy everywhere.
This documentary made by ABC shows the extent of the machinations, notably that the two women who have made the rape allegations originally did no such thing, merely seeking police advice on what to do, both of them having had consensual sex with Assange, if he had a sexually transmitted disease. The police, it seems, distressed at least one of the two women by immediately seeking a prosecutor to issue an arrest warrant for Assange. Assange made no effort to leave Sweden until the Prosecutors had been satisfied that he had no charge to face, but they then almost immediately issued a new arrest warrant, giving the impression that Assange had fled, skipped bail, or otherwise tried to escape justice.
Still no charges had been issued, yet an extradition order was filed. The UK accepted the request. Assange was therefore being extradited by the UK so that he could be interviewed over a matter he had already been interviewed over and allowed to go, then had waited until he had been given the all clear to leave the country, before being required by extradition to return, still with no charges laid, to be interviewed again, presumably in the hope of making a case.
Floating in the background is the USA, pretending not to be interested in all this, when the unanimous view is that Assange would be immediately extradited to the US as soon as he landed in Sweden.
Watch the video. It is well produced by the ABC, and shows the shenanigans going on in Sweden in the total ineptitude of the Swedish authorities to massage their procedures enough to make them seem convincing, against the right wing conspiracy of secrecy that the western powers now command, despite their incessant lying about how democratic they are.
See also: The Guardian, and:
Many women in both Sweden and Britain will wonder at the unusual zeal with which Julian Assange is being pursued for rape allegations....
There is a long tradition of the use of rape and sexual assault for political agendas that have nothing to do with women's safety. In the south of the US, the lynching of black men was often justified on grounds that they had raped or even looked at a white woman. Women don't take kindly to our demand for safety being misused, while rape continues to be neglected at best or protected at worst.