Sweden drops rape charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Swedish prosecutors have decided to drop charges of rape against the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange.  The charges stem from accusations by two women that Assange forced himself on them seven years ago. At the time, Assange had been arrested by British authorities and released on bail while he awaited extradition to Sweden.  Instead, he jumped bail and sought refuge in the Ecuadoran embassy in London. Swedish prosecutors have not exonerated Assange; they say that because they can't prosecute him in the foreseeable future, they were forced to drop the investigation. There is an outstanding warrant for Assange in Great Britain for jumping bail, but authorities have not indicated they will enforce it.  Neither the British or the U.S. will say if there is a sealed indictment from an American court against Assange stemming from the release of tens of thousands of classified documents. Associated Press: WikiLeaks tweeted after the Swedish...(Read Full Post)

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