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Sweden Is No Longer Investigating Julian Assange For Rape

Sweden is no longer investigating a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

The country's top prosecutor announced Friday that she has decided to "discontinue" a seven-year probe into the allegation.

Authorities first launched their investigation in 2010 after two women accused Assange of rape and sexual assault.

Two years later, he sought refuge at Ecuador's embassy in London to avoid being extradited to Sweden over the claims. He's been holed up there ever since. 

SEE MORE: Julian Assange Might Soon Face Charges In The US

The WikiLeaks founder claimed Sweden might have extradited him to the U.S., where he could face charges for leaking sensitive U.S. government information.

Assange was under investigation in Sweden for suspicion of rape, sexual molestation and coercion. Prosecutors dropped the investigation into two of those allegations — sexual molestation and coercion — in 2015. But he still faced a rape charge, until now.

Assange has denied any wrongdoing. And he no longer faces charges in Sweden. But British police said Friday he still faces arrest in the U.K. for failing to surrender to the court in 2012.


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