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.