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    Swedish prosecutor drops rape charges against Julian Assange

    Sweden's top prosecutor says she is dropping an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years.

    The Swedish Prosecution Authority said in a statement Friday that Marianne Ny "has decided to discontinue the investigation." Assange took refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London in 2012 to escape extradition to Sweden to answer questions about sex-crime allegations from two women. He has been there ever since, fearing that if he is arrested he might ultimately be extradited to the United States.

    Friday's announcement means Assange is no longer under any investigation in Sweden. British police said before the announcement that Assange is still wanted in Britain for jumping bail. It is not clear if that may change now that the investigation has been dropped.

    So will he be free now??

    Swedish prosecutor drops rape investigation of Assange - POLITICO

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Sweden's top prosecutor says she is dropping an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years.

    The Swedish Prosecution Authority said in a statement Friday that Marianne Ny "has decided to discontinue the investigation." Assange took refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London in 2012 to escape extradition to Sweden to answer questions about sex-crime allegations from two women. He has been there ever since, fearing that if he is arrested he might ultimately be extradited to the United States.

    Friday's announcement means Assange is no longer under any investigation in Sweden. British police said before the announcement that Assange is still wanted in Britain for jumping bail. It is not clear if that may change now that the investigation has been dropped.

    So will he be free now??

    Swedish prosecutor drops rape investigation of Assange - POLITICO
    He probably hasn't ever been in any real jeopardy from the US; the denouncements seem to have mainly been political theater by Obama, to chill other would-be whistleblowers, and I doubt Trump has any desire to pursue him. I feel 100% confident that if we wanted him dead, he'd be dead, and if we wanted him in a US prison, he'd be there.

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    It was another sex trap from day one. And the only thing coming out of this circus is WikiLeaks being commandeered by Putin in the interim. Like everything else.

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    He will be arrested the moment he steps off the property by the British and extradited to the US to face charges. I betcha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CEngelbrecht View Post
    It was another sex trap from day one. And the only thing coming out of this circus is WikiLeaks being commandeered by Putin in the interim. Like everything else.
    I hope you are right, because those alleged victims will never get justice, and have been used as political footballs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    He will be arrested the moment he steps off the property by the British and extradited to the US to face charges. I betcha!
    It will be interesting to see if they arrest him and hold him until the US charges him with something. Conspiracy to make the US government violate the first amendment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    He probably hasn't ever been in any real jeopardy from the US; the denouncements seem to have mainly been political theater by Obama, to chill other would-be whistleblowers, and I doubt Trump has any desire to pursue him. I feel 100% confident that if we wanted him dead, he'd be dead, and if we wanted him in a US prison, he'd be there.
    Obama demonstrated that he couldn't care less about pursuing a legal case against WikiLeaks did when he let that traitor Chelsea Manning out of jail.
    Trump probably won't do much about them either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    Obama demonstrated that he couldn't care less about pursuing a legal case against WikiLeaks did when he let that traitor Chelsea Manning out of jail.
    Trump probably won't do much about them either.
    Yeah. Sucks about that first amendment thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    He will be arrested the moment he steps off the property by the British and extradited to the US to face charges. I betcha!
    Yeah it's too bad we couldn't offer Chelsea Manning some kind of incentive like time off her sentence to testify against Assange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post
    Yeah. Sucks about that first amendment thing.
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    Revealing classified is not a First Amendment issue.
    Last edited by Macduff; 19th May 2017 at 06:51 AM.

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