Holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London since 2012, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has at least one less thing to worry about now that Sweden’s top prosecutor has decided to drop a seven-year investigation into allegations that he raped two women.
The Swedish Prosecution Authority issued a statement on Friday, saying that Prosecutor Marianne Ny, “has decided to discontinue the investigation.”
Right after the announcement was made, a photo of a smiling Assange was posted to his Twitter account.
— Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) May 19, 2017
While Sweden may be in his past, Assange is still wanted in Britain for jumping bail. In fact, if he leaves the Ecuadorean embassy in London, U.K. police said that he will be arrested.
And then there’s the issue of what American prosecutors have waiting for the man if he should leave the safety of his refuge. According to media reports, U.S. prosecutors have wanted to go after WikiLeaks and its founder for revealing sensitive government secrets since before Trump became president.
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