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Julian Assange: Sweden reopens rape investigation

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>Swedish prosecutors have reopened an investigation into a rape allegation made against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange.

>The inquiry has been revived at the request of the alleged victim's lawyer.

>Assange, who denies the charges, has avoided extradition to Sweden for seven years after seeking refuge at the Ecuadorean embassy in London in 2012.

>The 47-year-old was evicted last month and sentenced to 50 weeks in jail for breaching his bail conditions.

>He is currently being held at Belmarsh prison in London.

>Swedish prosecutors originally decided to drop the rape investigation two years ago, saying they felt unable to take the case forward while Assange remained inside the Ecuadorean embassy.

>But on Monday Sweden's deputy director of public prosecutions, Eva-Marie Persson, announced that the case would be reopened. "There is still probable cause to suspect that Mr Assange committed rape," she said.

- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48253343

Well, gents. Looks like this is the end of him. He had a good run, but now it's over. I just hope he doesn't get extradited to the US, where he could face the death penalty.