Sweden stops which lasted for seven years, the investigation against the Creator of the portal leaks “Wikileaks” Julian Assange, accused of this Scandinavian country in rape. This is stated in a statement on Friday, may 19, Prosecutor Marianne Nude.
On posted in social networks photos of Assange smiles. But to relax it before. Photo: TWITTER julianassange
In the message the Swedish prosecution service said that its Director, Mariann Nude “today decided to terminate the investigation in connection with the alleged rape (less dangerous) committed by Julian Assange”.
In a note sent to the Stockholm district court, the Prosecutor Nu reports that revokes decision to arrest Assange and terminates the preliminary inquiry. According to her, failure to deliver Assange to Sweden and refusal to cooperate in the future become important factors for this decision
At first glance it may seem that from Stockholm came the good news for languishing forever in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, the founder of the portal WikiLeaks. However, it is only partially true: the Metropolitan police issued a statement, which says that it should perform its duty to arrest warrant for Assange issued by Westminster magistrates court after he fled from authorities in Britain in 2012.
The case against Assange began in the summer of 2010, shortly after WikiLeaks published secret documents passed to the portal informant Bradley Manning (just replaced the floor the informant, who became Chelsea manning, left(a) prison in the US after the pardon). Two friends accused Assange in the fact that, engaging in sex with them, the Aussie didn’t use a condom, and one of the women said that he had sex with her at a time when she was sleeping.
The Statute of limitations on the accusations against Julian Assange of sex crimes, put forward in 2010 by two women, expired in August 2015, and one of the charges against Assange — rape — was due to expire in 2020.
Rejected all the accusations, Assange was detained in Britain at the request of Sweden, but refused to return voluntarily to the Scandinavian Kingdom, fearing that from there he will be extradited to the US, where it can expect a severe punishment (capital punishment) for the disclosure of classified material, exposing the American policy. Released on bail, Assange chose to take refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy and asked for asylum there and thus violating the conditions of his release on bail. And now for the past five years Julian Assange lives in the Embassy of Ecuador in the UK, unable to leave the Embassy as he will be immediately arrested by the British police.
In March last year, Prosecutor Marianne Nude sent to the lawyers of Assange’s request for consent to the carrying out of questioning the WikiLeaks founder in the British capital, as well as taking his DNA samples. The representative of protection Per Samuelson, Assange said then that he welcomes the initiative of the Swedish Prosecutor’s office and believes that Assange will probably agree with this possibility after studying the details: “This is what we demanded for four years. Julian Assange wants to pass the interrogation, so he was rehabilitated. So, of course, we welcome it.”