Well, what I've heard, from various sources in different ways, is that male-female relations are a bit skewed in Sweden. That they have taken feminism a bit too far. In that sense Assange could well be justified in not wanting to go back because he may well be guilty under their laws, even though most other Western countries wouldn't consider it a crime. I certainly wouldn't. Is it possible that the US doesn't have any plans to get him from Sweden, but his fears of being extradited to Sweden are real but for the reason that he could be convicted for the sex "crime", rather than an extradition to US threat? Or maybe he could be a bit paranoid (not unjustifiably) about the US getting him but that the threat doesn't actually exist at this time? I don't know, I'm just thinking out loud. It still seems a bit melodramatic to me, but I certainly concede that it's highly unlikely he raped those girls.