Sweden reopens case against Assange under pressure – WikiLeaks

14.05.2019, Stockholm.

Sweden came under political pressure to reopen the investigation about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for sexual harassment, the portal’s editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson wrote on May 13 on the WikiLeaks official Twitter page.

“Since Julian Assange was arrested on 11 April 2019, there has been considerable political pressure on Sweden to reopen their investigation, but there has always been political pressure surrounding this case,” he wrote.

Hrafnsson also added that the reopening of the investigation could give Assange “a chance to clear his name.”

On May 13 the Swedish authorities decided to reopen the investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for sexual assault and harassment, which had been closed in 2017. According to Deputy Chief Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson, the investigation was allegedly closed in 2017 because it was impossible to summon Assange for an interview, but not because evidence was lacking.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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