I disagree that the rape case is a trumped up charge. I read similar to Californication, that he had sex with the alleged victim without a condom when she wasn't conscious. And his behaviour after that allegation was extremely arrogant as though he believes he is entitled to whatever he d**n well pleases.
If it was someone else in the public eye who did this we would be (rightfully) baying for blood. Why should it be any different for Assange? He did some terrible things with total disregard for who it might hurt, what damage might be done, and what danger he is putting people in.
I'm quite happy for Australia to not be assisting him.