The Swedish Prosecution Authority
The Swedish Prosecution Authority is an independent organisation. It is independent from both the courts and the police.The Prosecution Authority, like all other Swedish authorities, is not a department in the Ministry of Justice or any other ministry.
The role of the Swedish prosecutor
Compared with many other countries, the Swedish prosecutor is very powerful. The prosecutor conducts both the investigation and brings the case to court.
Swedish prosecutors have three main duties:
• to lead and direct the preliminary investigations of crime
• to make decisions on prosecution issues
• to appear in court to process actions in criminal cases
Today’s prosecution service is a modern, development-oriented organisation that is devoted to the reduction of crime by ensuring that those individuals who have committed crimes are called to account for their actions in a legally correct and effective way.
The prosecutors have received Julian Assange’s consent, with some reservations, to be interviewed in London and have his DNA taken. The prosecutors have asked for clarifications concerning the reservations.
The Prosecutor-General is of the opinion that Julian Assange should continue to be detained in his absence, however would endorse the Supreme Court’s adjudication on the question.
Director of Public Prosecution Marianne Ny has today made a request to Julian Assange’s legal representatives whether Assange would consent to being interviewed in London and have his DNA taken via a swab.
The Svea Court of Appeal today decided that Julian Assange will still be detained in his absence, suspected on probable cause for rape, less serious crime, unlawful coercion and two cases of sexual molestation.