Swedish Prosecutors Drop Case On Julian Assange + Assange: I Will Not Forgive Or Forget

Julian Assange

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RT UK on May 19, 2017

Swedish prosecutors have revealed they’re dropping their case on Julian Assange but MET Police have warned him they’ll arrest him if he leaves Ecuadorian Embassy.

‘Sweden acted as vassal state to US’ in Assange case – journalist

RT America on May 19, 2017

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been cleared of all rape charges out of the Swedish government. He gave a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadoran embassy, expressing bitterness at the time lost. Afshin Rattansi, host of “Going Underground” who has reported extensively on Assange and the controversies orbiting him, join RT America’s Manila Chan to offer his insights and discuss Assange’s ongoing legal challenges despite the dropped rape charge.

‘No longer Swedish matter’ – Assange’s lawyer on dropping investigation into WikiLeaks founder

RT on May 19, 2017

Swedish prosecutors said as “all options of moving the investigation forward are now exhausted” and “in light of the views expressed by the [Swedish] Supreme Court on the proportionality of remanding someone in absentia” it was no longer “proportional” to maintain Assange’s arrest warrant.

Human Rights Lawyer: Sweden Dropping Investigation of WikiLeaks’ Assange is “Long Overdue Decision”

Democracy Now! on May 19, 2017

https://democracynow.org – Swedish prosecutors have dropped an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Assange has denied the allegations, which he calls a pretext for his ultimate extradition to the U.S. to face prosecution under the Espionage Act. Since 2012, Assange has taken refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. It’s not clear whether Assange will emerge any time soon. “This is a small victory, but in this long road to free Julian Assange and all the people working for WikiLeaks,” says our guest Renata Avila, a Courage Foundation trustee and human rights lawyer. “But it will finally help us lawyers to focus on the main issue, which is the persecution, the political persecution, and imminent prosecution of Julian Assange in the United States.”

“I will not forgive or forget” – Assange speaks

RT UK on May 19, 2017

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange speaks following Swedish prosecutors dropping their case on him. He’s now said we will work with US Justice Department on their case on him.


with Caleb T. Maupin

Vault7 ‘Athena’: WikiLeaks publishes new CIA leaks as case against Assange dropped

RT on May 19, 2017

The latest developments surrounding Assange came on the same day Wikileaks released more classified CIA files. It’s part of a series of leaks on U.S. intelligence agency tools, called Vault 7, that began in March.

From the archives:

Ray McGovern: The Release of Chelsea Manning + Joseph Farrell: CIA Challenges Wikileaks

Glenn Greenwald: Prosecuting Julian Assange and WikiLeaks Threatens Press Freedom for All

Julian Assange Accuses Democrats of Blaming Russia and WikiLeaks for Clinton Loss + WikiLeaks’ Release of the Largest Leak of Secret CIA Documents

Julian Assange Press Conference and Q&A on Vault 7, Year Zero and the CIA

Will Julian Assange of WikiLeaks Go Free After U.N. Finds He Is Being Arbitrarily Detained?

Something Rotten in the State of Sweden: 8 Big Problems with the “Case” Against Assange by Naomi Wolf

6 thoughts on “Swedish Prosecutors Drop Case On Julian Assange + Assange: I Will Not Forgive Or Forget

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  6. It’s about time; the charge was entirely a means of shipping Assange to US oppression. An encouraging step forward. Next, trying to change British policy, a long time US poodle.

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