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Swedish Prosecutor Reopens Julian Assange Rape Case

Law360, London (May 13, 2019, 12:53 PM BST) -- Sweden is reopening an investigation into rape allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, prosecutors said Monday, potentially complicating U.S. efforts to extradite him for leaking classified documents.

Sweden is reviving its probe into allegations against Julian Assange, pictured leaving a court hearing this month, after he was evicted from the Ecuadorean embassy in London and arrested. (AP) The country's deputy chief prosecutor, Eva-Marie Persson, said the inquiry would be revived after Assange was evicted from the Ecuadorean embassy in London and he was subsequently arrested last month.  The 47-year old — who was accused of rape in Sweden after visiting the country...

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