One of the many accusations that activist Julian Assange has against him involved severe accusations during his visit to Stockholm. For years, the founder of Wikileaks had an extradition order to face an investigation for rape – and another for harassment – in Sweden.
Surprisingly, however, the authorities of the Scandinavian country have just dropped the charges.
Of course, this does not mean that he is innocent … but in the meantime, he will not be investigated and much less tried.
The only thing that helped Julian Assange was time. The Swedish authorities reported on Tuesday that, after almost a decade of the original accusation, the victim’s memory has changed over time despite being very credible at first.
“The evidence is no longer strong enough to link it to any process,” said Eva-Marie Persson, the prosecutor of the case.
The founder of Wikileaks has denied the accusations from the beginning.
This is not the first time that he closes this investigation for violation against the activist.
Two years ago (2017) they discarded her because they could not investigate him while he was locked up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, even though he had arrest warrants and extradition against him.
The rape investigation was reopened in May of this year (2019) when he was momentarily released from his diplomatic refuge.
As you read this, Assange is serving a 50-week sentence in a British prison for some tangles of his bond.
The Swedish authorities were waiting for him to leave to be able to take him to his country and interrogate him but that will no longer be necessary.
“The investigation against him has been discontinued, the reason is that the evidence has weakened considerably for the long period of time between the events,” said the Scandinavian prosecutor.
The rape investigation can be reopened at any time and Assange is facing extradition in the United States, where he has more than 17 charges against him for his alleged international espionage activity.