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Sweden drops Assange rape allegation, but Britain says WikiLeaks founder still faces arrest

May 19, 2017 12:03 PM
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Sweden drops Assange rape allegation, but Britain says WikiLeaks founder still faces arrest

LONDON — Swedish prosecutors on Friday dropped their investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange, closing a nearly seven-year legal saga that led the WikiLeaks founder to seek sanctuary in Ecuador’s embassy in London.

But British police said that Assange still faced arrest on charges of jumping bail if he walked out of diplomatic protection, which Assange claims is needed to keep him from being extradited to the United States on charges of disclosing confidential military and diplomatic documents.

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