Sweden has dropped its investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who says he won’t forgive or forget the slandering of his name following an “important victory”.
The country’s Director of Public Prosecutions, Marianne Ny, made the announcement in Stockholm on Friday.
“Chief Prosecutor Marianne Ny has today decided to discontinue the preliminary investigation regarding suspected rape concerning Julian Assange,” the prosecutors’ office said in a statement.
I have several thoughts on this:
- Julian Assange is a narcissistic doofus
- I never thought there was enough evidence to support a conviction, or even a prosecution
- Assange should have flown to Sweden to co-operate and this could have been dealt with years ago
- His claims that he could be extradited from Sweden to the US was a nonsense pretext to avoid the Swedish justice system – he lived for many years in the UK which is more likely to extradite if requested