Sweden drops rape chargers against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Swedish prosecutors have decided to drop charges of rape against the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange.  The charges stem from accusations by two women that Assange forced himself on them seven years ago.

At the time, Assange had been arrested by British authorities and released on bail while he awaited extradition to Sweden.  Instead, he jumped bail and sought refuge in the Ecuadoran embassy in London.

Swedish prosecutors have not exonerated Assange; they say that because they can’t prosecute him in the foreseeable future, they were forced to drop the investigation.

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