After five years Sweden gives up on trying to prosecute Julian Assange
by Felicity Collier
WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange expressed his “regret” yesterday as Swedish prosecutors dropped their rape investigation against him — but an outstanding Westminster warrant left him still stuck in Ecuador’s London embassy.
Sweden’s Director of Public Prosecution Marianne Ny said her office was revoking its extradition request on the grounds his transfer to Sweden “cannot be made in a reasonable time-frame,” given Ecuador’s position of non-cooperation, before statutory time limits make prosecution... read more
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