Swedish Prosecutors Reopen Rape Case Against Julian Assange
Swedish prosecutors are reopening a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to the Associated Press.
Assange is currently serving a 50 week sentence for violating his bail while hiding in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for seven years. Assange was avoiding questioning in Sweden, according to the Associated Press.
The U.S. and United Kingdom signed a joint extradition treaty to take Assange from the Embassy, as reported on this news site. Notoriously, Assange leaked classified information on his website WikiLeaks.com.
Now, Assange’s past is coming to haunt him. Sweden’s deputy director of public prosecutions, told a news conference in Stockholm Monday that “there is still a probable cause to suspect that Assange committed a rape.”
According to the AP report, Sweden has already filed preliminary charges after two Swedish women accused Assange of rape during a 2010 visit to the country.