Great news for Julian Assange who has professed his innocence for years.
Assange has been held up in the Ecuador embassy for years due to threats of being extradited to Sweden to face rape charges.
UK refuses to confirm or deny whether it has already received a US extradition warrant for Julian Assange. Focus now moves to UK.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) May 19, 2017
Sweden’s top prosecutor has said she has dropped a rape investigation into Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.
Director of Public Prosecution, Marianne Ny, said she had decided to discontinue the investigation against Mr Assange in a statement on Friday morning.
Juan Branco, a lawyer representing Mr Assange, said he would now seek political asylum in France, though did not elaborate on how the campaigner planned to get there without being arrested.
Mr Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, after allegations of rape were brought against him.
It remains unclear how the development will affect Mr Assange’s risk of being extradited to the US if he leaves the embassy.
The 45-year-old has always denied the allegations and claimed they were part of a plot to see him extradited to the US over his involvement at WikiLeaks in the disclosure of vast numbers of secret cables.
The announcement follows a letter sent to the Swedish government by the government of Ecuador saying there had been a “serious failure” by the prosecutor, including a “lack of initiative” to complete inquiries.
It was interesting how Assange was able to counter the Hillary Clinton propaganda machine. Nobody has been able to do it like he did.
Meanwhile, Bill Clinton is free as is Hillary who should be charged for her email handling. Assange saved America from crooked Hillary, THANKS!
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