Sweden Drops Assange Rape Investigation After Nearly 10 Years

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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A Swedish prosecutor dropped a rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, ending the near decade-old case that had sent the anti-secrecy campaigner into hiding in London’s Ecuadorian embassy to avoid extradition.

Although the prosecutor’s decision can be appealed, it probably closes the case, which was launched in 2010. The accuser’s lawyer said she was studying whether to appeal it.

Assange skipped bail in Britain to avoid possible extradition and took refuge in the embassy in 2012. He was dragged out by police in April this year, and is now in jail fighting extradition to the United States on computer hacking and espionage charges unveiled after he left the embassy.

While Assange was in the embassy, the statute of limitations ran out on investigating all but one of several Swedish sex crime complaints originally filed by two women. Deputy Chief Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson reopened the remaining case after Assange left the embassy, but she said on Tuesday the passage of time meant there was not enough evidence to indict Assange. MORE

8 Comments on Sweden Drops Assange Rape Investigation After Nearly 10 Years

  1. Sweden’s one of the top rape capitol’s of the world, so why this intensity of investigation into a single rape allegation when most of the others aren’t even investigated seriously when they’re reported?

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  2. What if it starts looking like Assange will walk free on all the bogus charges? I’m guessing it’s “Assange didn’t kill himself”.

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  3. Rape is OK as long as the perpetrator’s religion says it is. Assauge could have avoided all this if he had just grown a chin strap beard, said his Aloha Snackbars in public a few times, and maybe kinfed some folks or blew something up.

    …it dey kultur…

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  4. If Assange had anything to use in his defense it would be out by now. He had a habit of boasting claims that never bore fruit.
    If he could prove the democrat’s treachery there’s no better time than now. Put up or shut up.

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  5. gin blossom @ 9:26 – If he could prove the democrat’s treachery there’s no better time than now. Put up or shut up.

    I’m with you. It was my first thought when reading this. That kind of provable information could not be better timed that right now.

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  6. gin blossom and livingthecovelife: Assange (conveniently for the Deep State) has been held in torturous conditions in solitary isolation and his health is seriously failing. Why do you think…

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  7. If he wasn’t careful enough to have a dead hand prepared while dealing with this level of info he was reckless to the extreme. At the very least he could have used it to barter for better conditions.

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