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Sweden Reopens Rape Case Against Julian Assange

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13.05.2019

Prosecutors in Sweden have reopened the rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the request of the alleged victim a month after Assange was forcefully removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London and jailed in the United Kingdom, prosecutors announced Monday. The move could make it harder for the U.S. to extradite Assange on hacking-related charges.

Assange, who from 2012 until April had been living in the embassy to avoid extradition on rape charges, is currently serving a 50-week prison sentence in London for jumping bail in that case seven years ago. The Swedish prosecutors have said they will seek extradition after Assange has finished that sentence. The UK will then have to decide whether to extradite Assange to Sweden or the United States.

The rape and sexual assault allegations stem........

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