So, really. Julian Assange is charged
over £300,000* £200,000 ($317,000) bail, because he's a flight risk on charges amounting to the lowest level of sexual misconduct possible under Swedish law (if I understood the 9000+ conflicting news accounts of the whole mess).
This is, to clarify for US readers, a level of "what a dick" that wouldn't even qualify as a crime in the US. And according to the least hysterical accounts, the victims didn't even want him to go to jail, they just wanted to get in contact with him so he'd get an STI test for them. The Swedish authorities initially dismissed any possibility of legal action, but once the US got all hysterical about WikiLeaks' diplomatic cables release?
Well then, by golly, he's a sex criminal and must be locked up.
In solitary confinement 23 hours a day, eventually granted release for over three hundred thousand dollars' bail, for the rough equivalent of misdemeanor charges.
But honestly, this legal case has NOTHING to do with WikiLeaks, and EVERYTHING to do with the fact that he had his cellphone turned off when the two women decided they wanted him to get tested.
Julian Assange. Is. A. Dangerous. Criminal.
For fuck's sake. Anyone who believes that shit is a moron, on par with Sarah "That Australian citizen is Un-American! Kill him!" Palin.