The case with a preliminary investigation at the expense of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, on the grounds of rape, as announced by the Swedish Public Prosecutor’s Office is dropped . The Swedish prosecutors have announced that they have asked the court to lift the order for the capture of Assange, a decision that seems to end a seven-year court case.
“Prosecutor Marianne Nay has decided to close the investigation against Julian Assange for rape,” the prosecutor’s statement said. However, the British police have cleared up, according to Reuters, that if Julian Assange gets out of Ecuador’s embassy, he will be arrested.
“The Westminster court had issued a warrant for the arrest of Julian Assange, since he did not appear in court on June 29, 2012, and was released on bail,” the London police said in a statement, adding: “Metropolitan Police are obliged to execute the warrant if he leaves the embassy. “It is reminded that a European arrest warrant has been issued against him in the context of the rape case investigation, which he has refused.
Indeed, last November, he had filed an Ecuadoran prosecutor with Swedish judges, reiterating that he was innocent, arguing that sexual relations with the 30-year-old Swede who had sued him for rape were consensual.
The 45-year-old WikiLeaks founder has resorted to the Ecuador Embassy in London in 2012 in order to avoid extradition to Sweden. However, Assange could be extradited and tried in the United States for the case of leaked secret military and diplomatic papers.