MSN-Reuters: Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after nearly 10 years

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    xyzse
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    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/sweden-drops-assange-rape-investigation-after-nearly-10-years/ar-BBWZIF6?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=DELLDHP

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A Swedish prosecutor said on Tuesday she would not proceed with an investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a review of the evidence.

    “After conducting a comprehensive assessment of what has emerged during the course of the preliminary investigation I then make the assessment that the evidence is not strong enough to form the basis for filing an indictment,” Persson told a news conference.

    The move by the prosecutor heads off a possible dilemma for the British courts which could potentially have had to decide between competing extradition requests from the United States and Sweden. However, the prosecutor said the decision to drop the investigation could be appealed.

    Soooo… What case does the US actually have against Assange that isn’t trumped up?

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    “Soooo… What case does the US actually have against Assange that isn’t trumped up?”

    They have no case against Assange and haven’t had a case. He’s being held illegally on behalf of a rogue state.

    They’re out of excuses. He should be released TODAY.

    AND following Julian, Chelsea Manning.

    And then the entire world should throw them both ticker tape parades for their heroism.

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    He was never formally indicted for this crime, in that the actually players in consensual sexual relationships NEVER stepped up to accuse him.

    So…. WhatELSEyouGOT, deep state?

    Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

  • #227581

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    That was a bullshit charge that was fabricated as part of an an attempt to get Julian extradited from the Ecuadoran Embassy in London to Sweden, so that the US could arrest and imprison Julian for helping make the world aware of things like this:

    Free Chelsea Manning.

    On January 17, 2017, President Barack Obama commuted Manning’s sentence to nearly seven years of confinement dating from her arrest on May 27, 2010.
    ——
    On March 8, 2019, Manning was held in contempt of court by a United States District Court judge for refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating WikiLeaks and except for a brief period of release between May 9 and May 16 has been jailed continuously.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelsea_Manning

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    djean111
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    Clearing the decks for extradition?

    I will not vote for a Vichy Dem. Period. As always, I decide who is a Vichy Dem.

    Bernie's ISSUES or Bust!

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      xyzse
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      Unfortunately, that is what I think this is about.

       

  • #227590

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    Can he use this to win?  The only charge is US charge now about conspiracy to leak w/ Manning.  He is held in UK.  Can he use the Katherine Gun case to show that the war was illegal, so leaking the documents was a public service?

    PowerToThePeople!  Bernie or Bust 2020!

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      @pttp I think, the neo-libs in the US and UK have a very incestuous relationship so, I hope that flies but I doubt it.

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    Served its purpose, though.

  • #227602

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    Assange is like the illegal invasion of Iraq, and the war crime of destroying Libya. All awkward for pretend journalists to talk about, as they were complicit in the government getting away with murder in all three cases. Both figuratively and literally.

    https://www.tulsi2020.com/

    • #227625

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      +1

      But murder and atrocities on an epic scale, including the dismantling of states, the destruction of whole societies, mass murder of hundreds of thousands, and hardship and misery for tens of millions, all on pretexts of lies and conspiracies; crimes that are equal in every way, to many committed by the Third Reich.

      Hillary Clinton’s sycophants are almost gag-inducing.

  • #227606

    Voltairine
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    The Stone creep conviction de jure cleared Assange from Russiagaters hostile smear.

    Aloha!

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