Julian Assange’s rape investigation has been discontinued


As of this morning, the Swedish prosecution authority has decided to drop the investigation into an allegation of rape against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. 

The decision was announced this morning via a statement by the Swedish director of public prosecutions, Marriane Ny. The discontinuing of the investigation brings to an end a seven-year legal standoff between Assange and Swedish authorities. A press conference will be held this afternoon, during which a more comprehensive…

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