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Sweden: Justice abandons prosecution for rape against Julian Assange

2019-11-19T13:50:18.783Z

The Swedish court announced Tuesday the abandonment of the rape case against Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, for lack of "proof required for a conviction".



The Swedish prosecutor announced Tuesday, November 19, the abandonment of the prosecution for rape against Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks Australia accused by a woman of having assaulted Sweden in 2010.

"I called this press conference to announce my decision to dismiss the investigation [against Assange]," said Deputy Chief Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson. "All investigative acts have been exhausted [...] without providing the evidence required for a conviction," she added.

Charges denied by the person concerned

Thirty years old at the time of the incident, in August 2010, the Swedish plaintiff accuses Julian Assange of having sex with her while she slept and without a condom, whereas this one had refused any unprotected report several times.

>> See also: Swedish court rejects Julian Assange's request for arrest for rape

The founder of Wikileaks has always defended herself, denying the rape, and claiming that she was consenting and agreed not to use a condom.

With AFP

Source: france24

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