Time to leave the Embassy…
This latest breaking news is some that Julian Asssange has been waiting to hear for years! Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy for sanctuary. These have all been years confined in tight living spaces and away from all of his family.
Today it has been reported that a huge chunk of the charges forcing Assange to seek sanctuary are being dropped. This is amazing news and a huge step for Assange to finally leave his prison. Scroll down to read more details!
“Swedish prosecutors have dropped their preliminary investigation into an allegation of rape against the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, bringing an end to a seven-year legal standoff.
The decision was taken after prosecutors concluded that “at this point, all possibilities to conduct the investigation are exhausted”, Sweden’s director of public prosecutions, Marianne Ny, said on Friday.
“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.
“If he, at a later date, makes himself available, I will be able to decide to resume the investigation immediately.”
The WikiLeaks founder sought asylum in Ecuador’s embassy in London in 2012 after losing court battles to avoid extradition to Sweden over the claims, which he 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.
— Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) May 19, 2017
This is a great day for Julian Assange!