Julian Assange is not a rapist

World | May 19, 2017, 10:36 a.m.

New Delhi: Swedish prosecutor has dropped rape probe against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. This means that Assange is no longer under any investigation in Sweden.



Friday's announcement means Assange is no longer under any investigation in Sweden.

Sweden's top prosecutor said on Friday that she was dropping the investigation. The allegations of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was made almost seven years back.

The Swedish Prosecution Authority said in a statement Friday that Marianne Ny "has decided to discontinue the investigation."

Assange took refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London in 2012 to escape extradition to Sweden to answer questions about sex-crime allegations from two women. He has been there ever since, fearing that if he is arrested he might ultimately be extradited to the United States.

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.

News24Bureau with agency inputs

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