Friday, 19 May 2017

Julian Assange: Rape claim against Wikileaks founder dropped



Swedish prosecutors say they are dropping the investigation into an allegation of rape against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
 
He has been in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, claiming political asylum in order to escape a European Arrest Warrant over the claim.


Mr Assange has not set foot outside the building for five years, ultimately fearing he could end up being extradited to the US over WikiLeaks' exposés.


However, he could now finally leave the Knightsbridge address.
The Australian tweeted a picture of himself smiling and relaxed following the announcement.


Mr Assange has always denied the three sex offence allegations and was questioned six months ago inside the embassy.


A statement from the prosecutor said: "Director of Public Prosecution, Ms Marianne Ny, has today decided to discontinue the investigation regarding suspected rape (lesser degree) by Julian Assange."





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