Swedish prosecutors dismissed investigation over charges against WikiLeaks founder.
Julian Assange, 44 year-old, WikiLeaks founder, Australian computer programmer, publisher and journalist faces three allegations of sexual assault, however, Swedish prosecutors dismiss investigation against him who denied claims. He ha been under investigation of United States.
He faced extradition to Sweden in year 2012, sought refuge at Embassy of Ecuador in London and granted political asylum by Ecuador. He was also charged with two counts of sexual molestation, another of unlawful coercion, and one count of lesser-degree rape, allegedly rape two women during a visit to Sweden in August 2010 but he denies allegations.
In statement of Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire, “Ecuador must recognise that its decision to harbour Mr Assange more than three years ago has prevented the proper course of justice… It is completely unacceptable that the British taxpayer has had to foot the bill for this abuse of diplomatic relations.”
SInce 2012, Julian Assange been holed up at Ecuador’s embassy under 24-hour police guard. He was examined by several government agencies most notably the FBI. Court documents suggest that Assange was still under active and ongoing investigation, in May 2014. Swedish Director of Public Prosecution opened an investigation into four sexual offences him alleged to have committed crime.
“The evidence would never have stood in any court of law worthy of its name,” she said in a statement. “The remaining allegation is just as unlikely to lead to conviction,” says member of Assange’s legal team, Baroness Helena Kennedy.
Julian Assange defended himself saying, he fears Sweden will extradite him to the United States where he could be put on trial over WikiLeaks’ publication of classified military and diplomatic documents five years ago, one of the largest information leaks in U.S. history.
Swedish Supreme court rejected Julian Assange’s appeal against his arrest warrant, 11 May 2015 and drop their probe into sexual assault allegations against Assange the following day, 12 August 2015 due to statutes of limitations, however, still faced rape allegations. IMAGE/AFP