The airwaves are thrumming with the arrest of Mr.Assange - opinions on the popular phone-in programmes seem to fall into 2 camps:
1: Mr.Assange is a journalist who exercised freedom of speech to expose wrongdoing by the US Military and the charges he faces are trumped-up excuses brought by governments to get him into the hands of the Americans.
2: Mr.Assange broke the law by jumping bail and evading arrest and as he is in the UK should be subject to the same laws as everyone else.
3: The UK, Ecuador and Sweden are being leaned on by the US to hand him over and are spineless puppets.
My understanding is that Mr.Assange holed himself up in the Embassy on the grounds that giving himself up would mean (in his opinion) that he would be extradited to the US. Whether he would or wouldn’t, I find it hard to believe that he would not have known the consequences of his actions when he set his company up. I can’t fathom out why he thought he would be immune from prosecution. Perhaps he didn’t and his intention was/is to be martyred but if that was the case, why not give himself up straight away rather than choose to hide?