In a surprise announcement, Swedish authorities have dropped the rape investigation that was being conducted against Julian Assange.
The WikiLeaks leader has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 as he sought to avoid arrest on what some have described a setup or honeypot operation. Mr. Assange feared leaving the embassy due to the likelihood that a trip to Sweden would have resulted in him being turned over to the merciless Obama regime which his organization greatly embarrassed with the 2010 embassy cables leak.
Now that Assange no longer has the rape investigation hanging over his head, he would at least in theory be a free man. However, the Brits still have a beef with him as well as an arrest warrant of their own which they are stating will be served the minute that he leaves the embassy.
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According to Reuters “Sweden drops Assange investigation, UK police says he still faces arrest”:
Swedish prosecutors dropped an investigation on Friday of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation, but British police said he would still be arrested if he left the Ecuadorean embassy in London where he has been holed up for nearly five years.
Assange, 45, took refuge in the embassy in June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over the rape allegation, which he denies.
He feared Sweden would hand him over to the United States to face prosecution over WikiLeaks’ publication of thousands of classified military and diplomatic documents in one of the largest information leaks in U.S. history.
Swedish Chief Prosecutor Marianne Ny said the investigation had not been able to proceed because of legal obstacles.
“We are not making a statement about his guilt,” Ny said, adding that the investigation could be reopened if Assange came to Sweden before the statute of limitations deadline for the rape allegation in 2020.
British police said separately that it was still under obligation to arrest Assange were he to leave the embassy.
For now Assange will remain in at least a temporary state of limbo. Sweden’s decision means nothing if the queen’s Gestapo will descend upon him once he leaves the protected environment of the embassy. The British intelligence services have almost certainly played a key role in the unfolding coup against President Trump and the dirty “PeeGate” dossier came from one of their former operatives Christopher Steele.
Arrest and a trip to a U.S. prison may be the least of Assange’s problems. With WikiLeaks being blamed for helping to scuttle the Clinton restoration as well as having released the Vault 7 CIA series, Mr. Assange is a high value target who likely has many a bounty on his head. As a small mountain of bodies can attest to, it’s not healthy to mess with the Clintons and Assange has pissed Hillary off as much as anyone ever has before.