Arrest warrant against Assange in verkrachtingszaak withdrawn

Arrest warrant against Assange in verkrachtingszaak withdrawn

The Swedish prosecutor’s office has the arrest warrant against Julian Assange in the verkrachtingszaak withdrawn. That was Friday known.

The founder of klokkenluiderssite WikiLeaks would, according to the allegations in 2010 two women have been raped. He himself has always denied. Reason for the discontinuation of the criminal investigation is that “all possibilities in order to facilitate the examination have been exhausted,” said the prosecutor.

The federal court can be opened again when Assange for the statute of limitations in August 2020 returns in Sweden.

Assange feared that Sweden is the federal court as an excuse used to get him to deliver to the United States. The US wants to prosecute him for leaking of hundreds of secret documents through WikiLeaks. Previous month showed the department of Justice still know that it was charges for an arrest warrant for Assange.

The 45-year-old Australian is staying since June 2012 in London. He prevented extradition by britain to Sweden by the embassy of Ecuador to flights. He quickly got political asylum.

Pick up

The police in London said Friday that Assange despite the withdrawal of the arrest warrant will still be arrested if he the embassy leave. The reason for this is that he is in 2012 on bail, not to the court has been reported.

On Twitter has Assange responded to the developments with only a picture of himself. His lawyer called the decision of the Swedish prosecutor a “total win for us.”


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