Sweden abandons three Julian Assange allegations

Julian AssangeSwedish prosecutors have decided to abandon investigations into three alleged sexual assault charges against Julian Assange because there’s a statutory time limitation on inquiries that’s elapsed.

But a rape accusation is still being investigated although Swedish prosecutors still need to interview Assange. There’s been a suggestion in recent weeks that such an interview could take place in the Ecuador Embassy following conversations between the two governments.

Assange has been holed up in the Ecuador Embassy in London since 2012. The allegation of rape still has five years to run before the Swedish time limitation rule kicks in.

Assange has denied all the charges. He claims that he sought asylum in the Embassy because he feared that if he was extradited to Sweden, the USA might extradite him to the USA, which would dearly love to get its hands on him because of the secret documents Wikileaks published five years ago.