Assange’s lawyers could instead well argue that the issue of this witness value (in the context of whether the accusations AND procedures put forward by Swedish prosecutor Marianne Ny's are tenable in the Assange case) has primarily to with how well Associate Professor Sundberg-Weitman would know the judiciary system in Sweden, and she certainly does, particularly on the issue at stake.
Ergo, it is solely her professional and academic experience as such the valuable parameter for judging whether prosecutor Marianne Ny’s registered doings as public-prosecutor or commenter are or not in consistence with acceptable Swedish judiciary praxis. Other issues for instance that witness Sundberg-Witman stated in London "she had no personal acquaintance with Ny" (The Christian Science Monitor, 8/2) are in the context wholly irrelevant.
Furthermore, if the witness would have had a personal or desk-professional acquaintance with Ny, then her witness report should be scrutinized from the view as to what that relationship would signify for her statements.
Prof. Marcello Ferrada-Noli
Bergamo, Italy 8/2 2011