Sweden drops investigation of Assange, UK police says he still faces arrest


Swedish prosecutors said on Friday they had dropped an examination of WikiLeaks organizer Julian Assange over an assault assertion, yet British police said he would even now be captured in the event that he left out the Ecuadorean embassy in London where he has been squatted.

Assange, 45, took refuge in the embassy in 2012 to stay away from removal to Sweden over the rape allegation, which he denies.

He dreaded Sweden would hand him over to the United States to face indictment over WikiLeaks’ distribution of thousands of grouped military and discretionary records in one of the biggest data spills in U.S. history.

The Swedish prosecutor’s office said in an announcement it had chosen to end its examination. In a court report seen by Reuters, chief prosecutor Marianne Ny said there were no further roads to seek after to take the examination forward.

Be that as it may, London police issued an announcement after the Swedish declaration clear Assange was as yet needed by them.

“Westminster Magistrates’ Court issued a warrant for the capture of Julian Assange tailing him neglecting to surrender to the court on the 29 June 2012,” the police said.

“The Metropolitan Police Service is obliged to execute that warrant should he leave the Embassy.”