“It is unlikely that even if convicted Assange will go to jail, so in those circumstances one has to ask oneself why are the Swedish authorities so dead-set that he will spend Christmas in jail? Do they have the genes of Scrooge?”
—Mark Stephens, lawyer for Julian Assange
Is that a song cue? An excuse to post a link to my favorite Christmas song yet another year?
I believe it is.
George Orwell, on the other hand, wanted to spend Christmas in jail, but didn’t succeed.
Update: Seems it won’t be Christmas in jail for Assange after all.