Sweden to Drop Assange Assault Inquiry


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures during a news conference at the Ecuadorian embassy in central London August 18, 2014. Assange, who has spent over two years inside Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden, said on Monday he planned to leave the building "soon", without giving further details. REUTERS/John Stillwell/pool (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR42SKQSwedish prosecutors are set to drop their assault inquiry against Julian Assange due to the statute of limitations.

Officials have not been able to question him within the time parameters dictated by Swedish law. They have until 2020 to question him about a more serious rape allegation.

Assange has claimed innocence in all these cases. Read more at BBC News.

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