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Swedish prosecutors say they will drop investigation of WikiLeaks founder Assange

Reuters
May 19. 2017 5:27AM
Julian Assange, founder and editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, speaks via video link during a press conference on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of WikiLeaks. (Reuters)

STOCKHOLM — Swedish prosecutors said on Friday they would drop a preliminary investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday, bringing to an end a 7-year legal stand-off.

“Chief Prosecutor Marianne Ny has today decided to discontinue the preliminary investigation regarding suspected rape concerning Julian Assange,” the prosecutors’ 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.


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