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Sweden closes investigation against Julian Assange

The preliminary investigation against Wikileaks-founder Julian Assange in Sweden on allegations of rape to be laid down. The Deputy Director of the Swedish law enforcement, Eva-Marie Persson announced on Tuesday.

Although the investigator considered the applicant to be credible and reliable, however, there was not enough evidence for a conviction, said Persson in front of the media in Stockholm. After almost a decade, the witness no longer remembered exactly. After an extensive examination, the investigation would not therefore continued. Against this decision, however, could be filed.

Assange, who is currently in the UK, in prison, was accused in August of 2010, a Swede raped. The now 48-Year-old had rejected the allegations always. Other allegations are now time-barred.

The Swedish investigation was set in 2017, ever, because it had failed to investigate the allegations adequately. The question of guilt could not be clarified. In may 2019, the Swedish Prosecutor had asked to be included in your preliminary investigations and arrest warrant, what is the competent court rejected in Uppsala in June. The prosecution had decided not to go against the rejection of the arrest warrant in the appeal.

Other charges pending

Since April, Assange is in the UK, almost a year's imprisonment for breach of bail conditions. Previously, he had been hiding for seven years in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden for rape allegations. In April, him in Ecuador intended to grant any diplomatic protection.

In the US is the Wikileaks founder in addition, due to the publication of secret documents and violation of the Anti-espionage act, accused. Currently, the extradition procedure in the UK. The hearing on the extradition request of the United States is scheduled for February. In the case of a guilty verdict on all charges in the USA, life imprisonment threatens him there. (fal/sda)

Created: 19.11.2019, 14:17 PM

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