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Sweden Drops Rape Investigation Against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

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Swedish prosecutors have dropped their rape investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been seeking refuge at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for the past five years, but his legal future remains in limbo

Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] Swedish Prosecutors Have Dropped Their Rape Investigation Into WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Director Of Public Prosecution Marianne 9 Said Friday May 19th There Was No Basis To continue Because Assange Has Been Holed Up In The Ecuadorian Embassy In London for Five Years By Seeking Refuge Assange Who Denies The Rape Allegations Has Avoided Arrest And Extradition Being taken Into Custody Would Also Open The Door For Possible Extradition To The US Where Assange Could Face Charges For publishing Classified Documents Via WikiLeaks Assange Looked Relieved In This Photo He Tweeted Out Friday Morning But His Legal Woes May Not Be Over Metropolitan Police In London Say There Is Still An Active Warrant For His Arrest Because He Failed To Surrender To court In 2012 In A Statement The Met Said It’s Quote Obliged To Execute That warrant Should He Leave The Embassy It’s Not Clear Whether Britain Has Received An Extradition Request From The United States For United News International I Met Paul

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