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Swedish prosecutor drops rape investigation of Assange, WikiLeaks founder

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What an interesting twist!  I sure would like more details on the reasons behind dropping the case, wouldn’t you?

I know Assange has jeopardized the national security of our great country and merits prosecution here, but I’m mixed over the entire issue!  After all, without him, the criminal Hillary Clinton and those on her staff might never have been exposed, ever, and the collusion of the Democratic Party under ex-President Obama and subsequent attempts to cover up everything would also have remained hidden from us, The People…forever!

What to do?  What to do?  What to do?

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s top prosecutor said Friday she is dropping an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years.

The Swedish Prosecution Authority said in a statement Friday that Marianne Ny “has decided to discontinue the investigation.”

Assange took refuge in Ecuador’s embassy in London in 2012 to escape extradition to Sweden to answer questions about sex-crime allegations from two women. He has been there ever since, fearing that if he is arrested he might ultimately be extradited to the United States. Last month, President Donald Trump said he would support any decision by the Justice Department to charge Assange.

WikiLeaks tweeted after the Swedish announcement: “UK refuses to confirm or deny whether it has already received a US extradition warrant for Julian Assange. Focus now moves to UK,”

Friday’s announcement means Assange is no longer under any investigation in Sweden. British police said before the announcement that Assange is still wanted in Britain for jumping bail. It is not clear if that may change now that the investigation has been dropped. Friday was the deadline for the Swedish prosecution to send a request to Stockholm District Court in the Assange case.

The 45-year-old Australian computer hacker was wanted in Sweden for questioning over a rape allegation stemming from a 2010 visit.

“This is a total victory for Julian Assange. He is now free to leave the embassy when he wants. We have won the Assange case. He is of course happy and relieved. He has been critical that it has lasted that long,” Per E Samuelsson, his lawyer in Sweden, told Swedish Radio. Samuelsson was not immediately available for comments.

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2 Comments

  1. Angus Rangus May 19, 2017 at 8:05 am -  Reply

    7 years….

    Abe Lincoln was assassinated in 1865.

    Within 90 days … all the perps were rounded up … tried… and hung until very, very, very, very dead.

    So much for technology adding much value to our criminal justice meanderings??

  2. uniwersity of barsoom at helium AdJunk Professor Emeritus May 19, 2017 at 2:17 pm -  Reply

    OH NO!!

    This is as tragic GNU’s …

    … as discovering Anita Von Wilhelm – daughter of the Kaiser Wilhelm – could not be the ‘mata hari’ German spy in Filinta Mustafa…

    … as his only daughter was Louise – and not born until 1892 – or 25 years after the 1866 era presented in this Turkish soap opera…

    SO-o-o-o … my spouse is kinda’ correct … it be just a movie…
    … so bring out the M-16’s for our next Revolutionary War epic??

    OH… did I confuse this Assange drama with yet another HollyWeird production??

    HOW is one to know any difference in the choreography presented??

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