Sweden drops probe into Assange sex assault allegations

Swedish prosecutors said on Thursday they would push on with an investigation into an allegation of rape made in 2010 against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after dropping probes into three other allegations as they had run out of time to bring charges.

Mr Assange denies the accusations and has been holed up inside Ecuador’s London embassy since June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden. Ecuador has granted him asylum.

His lawyer accused the Swedish prosecutor of negligence after she dropped investigations into three out of the four accusations against him, accusing her of preventing his client from clearing his name.

  • andycanuck

    Spend two years hiding but upset that you can’t clear your name properly like, say, in a f#cking trial? I’m still waiting on the Russian and Chinese revelations, BTW.

  • El Martyachi

    While pretty far from a member of the Assange fan club, I gotta wonder.. Shit… charging a man with murder rape in this that place was like handing out speeding tickets in the Indy 500.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Mark it down. Today is the day his name was submitted to the Nobel committee.

  • ntt1

    what a pointless little fellow he is I wish him speedy obscurity.