WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange moved closer to freedom Friday after Swedish prosecutors moved to drop a rape investigation against him, leaving the door open for him to emerge from his self-imposed exile in a London embassy. Sweden Prosecutor Marianne Ny said Friday that her office will drop an investigation into Assange regarding suspected rape, according to an e-mailed statement. Her office will hold a press conference Friday.
Swedish prosecutors dropped the investigation after they last year managed to question Assange after a long stand off. Assange has been camped out at Ecuador’s embassy in London since 2012 to avoid extradition.
Swedish prosecutors have decided to drop the investigation of alleged rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The Director of Public Prosecution, Marianne Ny, “has today decided to discontinue the investigation regarding suspected rape (lesser degree) by Julian Assange,” according to a statement. Swedish prosecutors dropped the investigation after they last year managed to question Assange after a long stand off.