Friday, May 19, 2017

“He Is Free To Leave Whenever He Wants": Swedish Prosecutors Drop Rape Investigation Against Julian Assange


Instead of being quietly "sequestered" by the CIA, as some had speculated after his recent infamous spat with Mike Pompeo, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange may soon be a free man after spending the last half decade holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. 
Moments ago, Swedish prosecutors said they decided to discontinue their long-running probe into alleged rape targeting Chief Prosecutor Marianne Ny has today decided to discontinue the preliminary investigation regarding suspected rape concerning Julian Assange,” the prosecutor's office said in a statement, as quoted by Reuters. 
“Given that all options for moving the investigation forward are now exhausted, it appears that — in light of the views expressed by the supreme court on the proportionality of arresting someone in absentia — it is no longer proportional to maintain the decision to remand Julian Assange in his absence,” Ny wrote.WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Assange denies the Swedish rape allegation and hasn’t been charged for it.

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8 comments:

Noah Way said...

Bait and switch. Watch out, Julian.

Dan Lynch said...

The UK says it will still arrest Julian just because that's what America's poodles do.

They're mum on extradition to the US. Sometimes silence speaks volumes.

Unknown said...

He is still in legal jeopardy - Sweden Withdraws Arrest Warrant for Julian Assange, but he Still Faces Serious Legal Jeopardy

Bob said...

Is there no way to escort Assange to Ecuador?

Noah Way said...

“We have to recognize that we can no longer allow Assange and his colleagues the latitude to use free speech values against us.” The CIA director vowed to make good on this threat: “To give them the space to crush us with misappropriated secrets is a perversion of what our great Constitution stands for. It ends now.”

This would be funny if it wasn't so ironically sad. The only reason for government secrecy is to put something over on citizens. Democracy cannot function and nor even exist in secret. These assholes are supposed to represent us - but instead that use that as justification to abuse us.

Tom Hickey said...

Another paradox of liberalism.

"We have to kill it to save it."

Penguin pop said...

Don't get your hopes up, guys. Julian is likely still in deep shit and can't come out of that Ecuadorian embassy just yet.

Penguin pop said...

On a lighter note, Chelsea Manning was released for real a few days ago and posted a new picture of herself as well.