Sweden Drops Rape Investigation Against Putin’s Partner Julian Assange, WikiLeaks Founder

Prosecutors in Sweden  said on Friday that they would drop their investigation into traitor Julian Assange, the  founder of WikiLeaks who sought refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London five years ago after the authorities in Stockholm opened a preliminary rape inquiry against him.

With a legal cloud hanging over him,  Assange, 45, an Australian, had refused to go to Sweden for fear of being extradited to the United States, and the decision does not mean that Russian spyAssange is in the clear.

In Britain, he still faces an arrest warrant for failing to appear in court, and the London police said on Friday that they would arrest him if he tried to leave the embassy.

Moreover, the US Justice Dept. in Washington  was reconsidering last month whether to charge Mr. Assange for his role in the disclosure of highly classified information.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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