American filmmaker, author and liberal political commentator Michael Moore is convinced that editor-in-chief for WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, is innocent in the alleged sex offense scandal, and now he attacks the Swedish government for its rape laws.

“Why,” he writes in his open letter, “has Amnesty International in a special report declared that Sweden refuses to deal with the very real tragedy of rape? In fact, they say that all over Scandinavia, including in your country, rapists ‘enjoy impunity.’ And the United Nations, the EU and Swedish human rights groups have come to the same conclusion: Sweden just doesn't take sexual assault against women seriously.”


Moore goes on to quote statistics showing that Sweden has the highest per capita number of reported rapes in Europe. “This number of rapes has quadrupled in the last 20 years. The conviction rates? They have steadily DECREASED. Message to rapists? Sweden loves you!”

Why, Moore then ponders, go after Assange with such frenzy? His letter continues: “You who have sat by and let thousands of Swedish women be raped while letting their rapists go scott-free—you decided it was now time to crack down on one man—the one man the American government wants arrested, jailed or (depending on which politician or pundit you listen to) executed. You just happened to go after him, on one possible ‘count of unlawful coercion, two counts of sexual molestation and one count of rape (third degree).’ And while thousands of Swedish rapists roam free, you instigated a huge international manhunt on Interpol for this Julian Assange! What anti-rape crusaders you've become, Swedish government!”

Moore has offered $20,000 of his own money to help bail out Julian Assange.