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    Swedish prosecutor drops case against Julian Assange

    Published time: 19 May, 2017 09:07

    Edited time: 19 May, 2017 10:38

    https://www.rt.com/news/388904-assan...tigation-drop/

    Sweden has dropped its rape investigation against Julian Assange and will revoke its arrest warrant, the Swedish Prosecution Authority has announced on its website.

    The decision was made by Sweden’s director of public prosecution, who confirmed that she decided to discontinue the investigation against the WikiLeaks co-founder.

    "Director of Public Prosecution, Ms Marianne Ny, has today decided to discontinue the investigation regarding suspected rape (lesser degree) by Julian Assange," the prosecutor's office said in a statement.

    Assange’s defense lawyer, Per Samuelson, has called the prosecution’s decision a “total victory.”

    "The preliminary investigation has been dropped and the detention order has been withdrawn, and from Sweden's point of view this is now over," he told Reuters.

    The decision marks an end to a seven-year stand-off.

    Assange has lived in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012, in order to avoid extradition to Sweden over the allegation, which he denies.

    The decision comes after Assange’s Swedish lawyer filed a motion which demanded that the arrest warrant be lifted, after US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in April that arresting the WikiLeaks co-founder would be a “priority.”

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    Re: Swedish prosecutor drops case against Julian Assange

    Quote Originally Posted by Organ Morgan. View Post
    Published time: 19 May, 2017 09:07

    Edited time: 19 May, 2017 10:38

    https://www.rt.com/news/388904-assan...tigation-drop/

    Sweden has dropped its rape investigation against Julian Assange and will revoke its arrest warrant, the Swedish Prosecution Authority has announced on its website.

    The decision was made by Sweden’s director of public prosecution, who confirmed that she decided to discontinue the investigation against the WikiLeaks co-founder.

    "Director of Public Prosecution, Ms Marianne Ny, has today decided to discontinue the investigation regarding suspected rape (lesser degree) by Julian Assange," the prosecutor's office said in a statement.

    Assange’s defense lawyer, Per Samuelson, has called the prosecution’s decision a “total victory.”

    "The preliminary investigation has been dropped and the detention order has been withdrawn, and from Sweden's point of view this is now over," he told Reuters.

    The decision marks an end to a seven-year stand-off.

    Assange has lived in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012, in order to avoid extradition to Sweden over the allegation, which he denies.

    The decision comes after Assange’s Swedish lawyer filed a motion which demanded that the arrest warrant be lifted, after US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in April that arresting the WikiLeaks co-founder would be a “priority.”
    He'll be far safer staying in the embassy!!, I wouldn't give him long having a pleasant walkabout around Roath park feeding the ducks, IMO, he's out because they would like him available within the range of a rifle.

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    Re: Swedish prosecutor drops case against Julian Assange

    What a waste of time and money.

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    Re: Swedish prosecutor drops case against Julian Assange

    all hail the innocence of the facist enabler !
    He'll have a back catalogue of requests from far right parties to catch up on.

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    Re: Swedish prosecutor drops case against Julian Assange

    Won't he still be arrested the moment he steps out of the embassy for breaking his bail conditions, and then extradited to the US? All this has done is taken away the reason for Ecudor to give him asylum, and now it's a straightforward legal matter as per the bail issue above.

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    Re: Swedish prosecutor drops case against Julian Assange

    Feel sorry for the alleged

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    Re: Swedish prosecutor drops case against Julian Assange

    he is a trator and should be swinging from the end of a rope

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    Re: Swedish prosecutor drops case against Julian Assange

    This coward needs to face justice. Get him out of that embassy

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    Re: Swedish prosecutor drops case against Julian Assange

    Quote Originally Posted by Pearcey3 View Post
    This coward needs to face justice. Get him out of that embassy
    Hold on, I thought you were a Socialist; someone who wants to distribute wealth more evenly and an advocate for truth and of social justice.

    No-one's denied that everything that Wikileaks has published was true. The top half of the 1% are sucking up the world's wealth at an accelerating rate. I've linked this article before: https://www.theguardian.com/global-d...-as-poorest-50

    You may not want the truth to intrude upon your world view, but bit by bit people are waking up to the realisation that governments haven't their best interests at heart. We can thank Assange and other whistle blowers for enlightening us.

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