The rape investigation in Sweden against WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, who is now incarcerated in the United Kingdom, will be stooped, according to the D.A’s office in Sweden.
In 2010, Julian Assange was accused of committing some acts of sexual assault in Sweden. The rape case was closed in 2017 but it was reopened at the beginning of 2019.
“I want to inform you of my decision of no longer continuing the preliminary investigation” chief deputy prosecutor Eva-Marie Perrson said in a press conference.
“My overall evaluation is that evidence has been weakened in such a measure that there is no longer a reason to continue with the investigation” she added.
This decision comes after a Swedish court decided back in June of this year that Julian Assange – who denies all accusations – should not be arrested. In 2010, a woman accused Julian Assange of raping her.
Two months before, Julian Assange – 48 years old – was thrown out of the Ecuador embassy in London, where he has been staying since 2012. Soon thereafter, Julian Assange was arrested and he is currently in jail in the United Kingdom as he serves a sentence of 50 weeks in London for violating the terms of his 2012 parole.
Julian Assange is trying to avoid extradition to the United States where he faces serious charges
Julian Assange, 48 years old, is facing 18 charges in the United States including conspiracy to illegally access confidential information and espionage. If sentenced, he can more than 20 years in jail.
Julian Assange was arrested on April 11 in London after Quito revoked the diplomatic asylum given to Assange which allowed him to spend almost seven years as a guest of the Ecuador embassy in London in order to avoid extradition to Sweden where he had to face rape charges.
The United States of America has formally accused Julian Assange of endangering sources by revealing huge quantity of data including military documents and classified diplomatic information in 2010 through WikiLeaks.
Julian Assange, who is now arrested in the United Kingdom is also dealing with an extradition to the United States procedure. He is also accused of conspiring with military analyst Bradley ( later Chelsea ) Manning to orchestrate this unprecedented leak of confidential documents.
Back in June of this year, former internal affairs ministry Sajid Javid signed an order that allows the extradition of Assange of the United States.