Swedish prosecutors have dropped their ridiculous investigation into an allegation of rape against the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, bringing an end to a seven-year legal standoff.
This was clearly a false allegation to shut the information guru up for good.
The decision was made after prosecutors concluded that “at this point, all possibilities to conduct the investigation are exhausted”, Sweden’s director of public prosecutions, Marianne Ny, stated.
“In order to proceed with the case, Julian Assange would have to be formally notified of the criminal suspicions against him. We cannot expect to receive assistance from Ecuador regarding this. Therefore the investigation is discontinued.
The WikiLeaks founder sought asylum in the Ecuador embassy in London in 2012 after getting destroyed in court battles to avoid extradition to Sweden over the claims, which he adamantly denies.
Separate allegations of sexual assault, made by a second Swedish woman, were dropped by Swedish authorities in 2015 after the statute of limitations expired.
Shortly after the announcement on Friday morning, an image of Assange smiling was posted to his Twitter account.
Later he tweeted again: “Detained for 7 years without charge while my children grew up and my name was slandered. I do not forgive or forget.”
However, a lawyer representing the woman who made the allegation of rape described the decision as a “scandal”.
“It is a scandal that a suspected rapist can escape justice and thereby avoid the courts,” Elisabeth Massi Fritz told Agence France-Presse in an email. “My client is shocked and no decision to [end the case] can make her change [her view] that Assange exposed her to rape.”
With the threat of extradition to Sweden removed, the 45-year-old Australian could potentially opt to leave the embassy.
The fact is, Assange is innocent and Sweden, the Muslim haven was trying to shut him up.
H/T: World News Politics