Swedish prosecutors to discontinue alleged rape investigations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

epa08008241 (FILE) - Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, in a prison van, as he leaves Southwark Crown Court in London, Britain, 01 May 2019 (reissued 19 November 2019). Sweden prosecutors on 19 November 2019 dropped investigations into rape allegations against Julian Assange. EPA-EFE/NEIL HALL

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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.

Via The Guardian

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