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WorldJulian Assange won’t be extradited to Sweden in rape investigation, court rules

23:36  03 june  2019
23:36  03 june  2019 Source:   nydailynews.com

WikiLeaks's Assange too ill to appear via video link in extradition hearing

WikiLeaks's Assange too ill to appear via video link in extradition hearing WikiLeaks's Assange too ill to appear via video link in extradition hearing

Sweden will continue its investigation into rape allegations made against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange , but a judge ruled Monday that he still shouldn’ t be extradited from detention in the United Kingdom. Prosecutors had argued that Assange poses a flight risk if and when he is released from

Sweden will continue its investigation into rape allegations made against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange , but a judge ruled Monday that he still shouldn’ t be extradited from detention in the United Kingdom. Prosecutors had argued that Assange poses a flight risk if and when he is released from

Julian Assange won’t be extradited to Sweden in rape investigation, court rules© JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP/Getty Images

Sweden will continue its investigation into rape allegations made against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, but a judge ruled Monday that he still shouldn’t be extradited from detention in the United Kingdom.

Prosecutors had argued that Assange poses a flight risk if and when he is released from custody, but the judge said that was not enough reason to send him back to Sweden.

Assange, an Australian national, has been accused of tampering with his condom while having sex with a Swedish woman in 2010. Another woman claims he had unprotected sex with her while she was asleep during the same trip to Stockholm.

Julian Assange too ill to appear via video link at court hearing, lawyer says

Julian Assange too ill to appear via video link at court hearing, lawyer says Julian Assange was too ill to appear via video link at a court hearing in London on Thursday, his lawyer said, after WikiLeaks expressed "grave concerns" about the health of its founder and said he had been moved to the medical ward of his prison. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Assange had been expected to participate in the hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court via video link, but was instead represented solely by his solicitor, who told the chief magistrate his client was "not very well.

Swedish prosecutors are to reopen an investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange . The deputy director of public prosecutions, Eva-Marie Persson He appeared by video link at Westminster magistrates court on 2 May to say he did not consent to being extradited to the US.

Sweden reopens Julian Assange rape investigation . See the destruction at Iraqi air base targeted by Iran. Iran admits to shooting down Ukrainian We are going to do everything we possibly can to get the swedish police investigation re-opened so that Assange can be extradited to Sweden and

The statute of limitations expired on one case in 2015 and Swedish authorities dropped their investigation into the rape in 2017. The case was reopened after his arrest.

He has denied any misconduct.

Assange took refuge inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2012 after a British court ruled that he should be extradited to Sweden. He was arrested in April after leaving the embassy for the first time in seven years and was sentenced to almost a year in prison for bail violations.

At the same time, Assange also faces extradition to the United States, where he faces 17 charges, including obtaining and disseminating classified information.

He faces up to 175 years in prison if convicted.

The next steps in Sweden’s rape investigation are unclear, but the deputy director of public prosecutions said it will continue and that she will seek to question Assange.

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