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Swedish prosecutor drops Julian Assange rape investigation

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WikiLeaks founder has lived in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012

Thomson Reuters
Posted: May 19, 2017 5:27 AM ET
Last Updated: May 19, 2017 5:27 AM ET

Swedish prosecutors said on Friday they are dropping a preliminary investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, bringing to an end a seven-year legal stand-off.

“Chief Prosecutor Marianne Ny has today decided to discontinue the preliminary investigation regarding suspected rape concerning Julian Assange,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

Assange, 45, has lived in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012, after taking refuge there to avoid extradition to Sweden over the allegation of rape, which he denies.

Friday’s announcement means Assange is no longer under any investigation in Sweden. British police said before the announcement that Assange is still wanted in Britain for jumping bail. It is not clear if that may change now that the investigation has been dropped.

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