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Tue Nov 19, 2019, 08:37 AM

Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation

Source: The Guardian

The alleged rape investigation involving WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently in prison in Britain, has been discontinued, a Swedish prosecutor has said. "I want to inform about my decision to discontinue the preliminary investigation," deputy chief prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson told a news conference.

Tuesday's decision follows a ruling in June by a Swedish court that Assange - who denies the accusation - should not be detained.

Two months earlier, the 48-year-old Australian was evicted from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he had been holed up since 2012. He was immediately arrested and is currently serving a 50-week sentence in Belmarsh prison in London for jumping bail in 2012. He is also fighting extradition to the US, which accuses him of publishing secret documents.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/nov/19/sweden-drops-julian-assange-investigation



Originally-posted WaPo breaking -

Sweden drops rape investigation involving WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

By Washington Post Staff
November 19, 2019 at 8:35 a.m. EST

Assange, who is serving a 50-week sentence in Britain for jumping bail in 2012, is fighting extradition to the United States, which accuses him of publishing secret documents.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/world/wp/2019/11/19/sweden-drops-rape-investigation-involving-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange/

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Tue Nov 19, 2019, 08:42 AM

1. Barr will let him walk

He's already set the table with what he's done.
Assange could incriminate his boss

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Tue Nov 19, 2019, 08:43 AM

2. IIRC, the case regarding his fleeing prosecution in Britain, still has to be resolved...

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Response to Jarqui (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 19, 2019, 11:41 AM

3. That is only a short term delay the long term one is eventually Barr will not be the head of the DOJ

and should the next one be a Democrat then Barr and the rest of those involved in the conspiracy with Russia might one day be held accountable.

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