Sweden resumes investigation against Wikileaks founder

The Swedish Public Prosecutor’s Office announced on Monday that it will resume pre-trial charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

The resumption of preliminary investigations in Sweden was on 11 April, the day Assange was arrested in London was sought by the lawyer of a woman who had made allegations against Assange.

The woman accuses the 47-year-old Assange of raping her during a visit to the Scandinavian country in 2010. Assange denies that. The investigations had been discontinued in 2017.

Assange had fled to the Ecuadorian embassy in London seven years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden. He feared that Sweden could hand him over to the United States.

American justice accuses Assange of conspiracy with whistleblower Chelsea Manning.

It involves numerous secret documents of the US government, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, which Wikileaks has published.

In April, Assange was arrested in London after the Quito’s government revoked his embassy asylum.

Read also: British police announced the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

In early May, a British court sentenced him to a prison sentence of less than a year.

The political activist had violated bail terms, decided the Southwark Crown Court in London. He should therefore go to prison for 50 weeks.

Wikileaks warned after the verdict, in this case, Assange is about “life and death”.

The British government has pledged that Assange will not be extradited to a country where he faces the death penalty.

Read also: Video: The moment, Assange was arrested inside the embassy of Ecuador in London

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