Sweden Drops Rape Investigation Of Julian Assange — But He's Not In The Clear

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Updated at 7:01 a.m. ET Swedish prosecutors have announced they are dropping the country's rape investigation of Julian Assange . The WikiLeaks founder, who has long denied the allegation, has been holed up at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012 to avoid the country's extradition request. A statement released online declared Swedish prosecutor Marianne Ny's intention to "discontinue the investigation regarding suspected rape (lesser degree) by Julian Assange." "At this point, all possibilities to conduct the investigation are exhausted. In order to proceed with the case, Julian Assange would have to be formally notified of the criminal suspicions against him," the statement reads in part. "We cannot expect to receive assistance from...

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