STOCKHOLM — Prosecutors in Sweden stated on Friday that they might drop their investigation into Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who sought refuge within the Ecuadorean Embassy in London 5 years in the past after the authorities in Stockholm opened a preliminary rape inquiry towards him.
“Chief Prosecutor Marianne Ny has in the present day determined to close down the preliminary investigation relating to suspected rape involving Julian Assange,” the prosecutors’ workplace stated in a press release.
With a authorized cloud hanging over him, Mr. Assange, forty five, an Australian, had refused to go to Sweden for worry of being extradited to america.
The choice doesn’t imply that Mr. Assange is within the clear. The Justice Department in Washington was reconsidering final month whether or not to cost Mr. Assange for his position within the disclosure of extremely categorised info.
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