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Share19 November 2019The Swedish magistrates have closed the investigation into allegations of alleged rape dating back to 2010 against Julian Assange. The founder of Wikileaks, who has always proclaimed himself a stranger to the charges, avoided extradition to Sweden for seven years, finding refuge in 2012 in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
After being handed over to the British authorities, the 48-year-old Assange was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for breaking the terms of probation.
Assange is also fighting a legal battle to prevent extradition to the United States, where he is accused of having published secret documents. The Swedish Attorney General in a statement said that "the deputy director of the Attorney General's Office, Eva-Marie Persson, today decided to interrupt the investigation concerning Julian Assange. The decision is due to the fact that the trials have been considerably weakened at because of the long period of time spent by the facts in question ". The attorney general also reported that the decision was taken after the interrogation of seven witnesses involved in the case.