Sweden drops rape investigation on Julian Assange

November 19, 2019 3:28 pm56 commentsViews: 62

Sweden has dropped rape investigation on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange citing evidence weakening considerably due to long period of time has elapsed.

Sweden drops rap investigation on Julian Assange

According to Deputy Chief Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson, the alleged victim has now submitted a credible and reliable version of events and the statements are extensive, coherent and detailed.

She said, “I would like to emphasise that the injured party has submitted a credible and reliable version of events.”

The alleged victim had accused WikiLeaks founder of raping her in 2010. Assange had always denied it saying the sex was consensual.

Julian Assange had taken refuge of seven years in Ecuador’s embassy in London. He was dragged out of it earlier this year in April and sentenced to 50 weeks in jail. He is still wanted in the US and to face 18 counts of criminal charges including release of classified military and diplomatic material in 2010.

The 48-year-old is currently at Belmarsh prison in London.

In 2017 the Swedish investigation against the Australian was shelved, but was re-opened following his eviction from the Ecuadorean embassy in London.

However, closing of one long chapter in Sweden does not bring to end legal troubles of Assange as the trial in the US has not yet started.

WikiLeaks welcomed the decision of Sweden and no immediate comment from Assange has yet arrived.


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