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Assange’s lawyer attacks Sweden for reopening rape investigation

Assange’s lawyer attacks Sweden for reopening rape investigation

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By Rebecca Taylor, news reporter An investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange is to be reopened as prosecutors say there is "probable cause" of an offence.Swedish prosecutors will begin looking again at the case against Assange, who is currently in Belmarsh Prison serving a 50-week sentence for jumping bail, and will seek his extradition from the UK. Assange was accused of rape and sexual assault against two women in 2010.However, the statute of limitations expired on one of those allegations in 2015, while he was living in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, and the Swedish prosecutor dropped the rape investigation in 2017. Image: Swedish prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson announced the reopening of the c...
Judge calls Assange’s defence ‘laughable’ during court hearing

Judge calls Assange’s defence ‘laughable’ during court hearing

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A judge branded Julian Assange a "narcissist" as he was found guilty of breaching his bail conditions - hours after he was forcibly removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London following seven years of refuge.The WikiLeaks founder is facing extradition to the US on charges of conspiring to break into a classified government computer, where he could face a maximum jail sentence of five years. Assange was detained by police after the Ecuadorian government withdrew his asylum - accusing the self-proclaimed journalist of interfering in international affairs and being discourteous to embassy staff. Image: Assange was arrested at the embassy on Thursday morning The 47-year-old shouted and gesticulated as he was carried away in handcuffs by...