Julian Assange at Belmarsh magistrates’ court today

Dramatic scenes at the Belmarsh magistrates` court today, as Julian Assange has called on the Swedish prosecutors to attend his extradition hearing in the UK. Sven-Erik Alhem, a witness, said it was “quite peculiar” that authorities did not get the Wikileaks founder’s version of events before seeking his arrest as “proper procedure” was not followed in the investigation of two rape claims. Assange, 39, denies claims of sexual assault against  the two women. Watch video here:

Assange’s lawyer, Mark Stephens, has made this statement about the Swedish prosecutor – who was the subject of much of the testimony heard today in court.

Where is the equality?