Campaigners fear rape allegations are being overlooked as US case against WikiLeaks co-founder takes centre stage

Women’s groups have added to pressure on Sajid Javid to ensure Julian Assange is extradited to Sweden. Failure to do so would effectively endorse “rape culture”, they claim.

A coalition of campaigners representing survivors of sexual violence urged the home secretary to focus on the unresolved rape allegations emanating from Sweden against Assange. They fear that US charges – relating to Wikileaks’ disclosures – may be given priority in the UK.

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