22 Dec 2010

Assange fears he won't get justice in Sweden

5:01 pm on 22 December 2010

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, claims he won't get justice if he is extradited from Britain to Sweden, where he is accused of sexually assaulting two women.

In an interview with the BBC, Mr Assange, 39, said he believes no natural justice would occur in Sweden.

Mr Assange, who denies the accusations and says the case is politically motivated, suggested his two accusers got into a tizzy.

He said the women initially approached Swedish police for advice rather than to make a complaint.

Mr Assange is free on bail in Britain on condition that he stay at the home of a supporter in southern England, wear an electronic tag, observe a curfew and post a bond of £200,000 ($417,000).

His next court hearing is on 11 January, and an extradition hearing has been set down for 7 February.