It is amusing to read that a number of Julian Assange’s supporters, who posted bail on his behalf, will lose because of Assange’s defiance of an extradition warrant by seeking refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Former British Army Captain, Vaughan Smith, said
How were we supposed to know he was going to run and hide in Ecuador’s embassy? We never envisaged when we agreed to become sureties that the matter would become a diplomatic argument.
Smith should have realised that when one posts a surety there is a risk of it not being refunded if the offender absconds. It’s a bit rich for Smith to then argue that the surety should be refunded because Assange did something that Smith didn’t expect.
I hope Assange is enjoying his cramped living conditions. I think a Swedish prison might be more comfortable.