Handing down her judgment at Westminster magistrates court, the senior
district judge Emma Arbuthnot said she was not persuaded by the argument
from Assange’s legal team that it was not in the public interest to
pursue him for skipping bail.
She said: “I find arrest is a proportionate response even though Mr
Assange has restricted his own freedom for a number of years.
“Defendants on bail up and down the country, and requested persons
facing extradition, come to court to face the consequences of their own
choices. He should have the courage to do the same. It is certainly not
against the public interest to proceed.” >>>End of quote