Swedish prosecutors drop investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and will revoke arrest warrant

Mr Assange, 45, has lived in the Ecuadoran embassy in London since 2012, trying to avoid extradition. He could face trial in the US over the leaking hundreds of thousands of secret US military and diplomatic documents. He feared being extradited to the US if sent to Sweden. Marianne Ny filed a request to the Stockholm District Court to revoke his arrest warrant, apparently ending a seven-year stand-off. Julian Assange rape culture Sweden WikileaksSweden’s director of public prosecutions has decided to drop the rape investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. A brief statement ahead of a press conference by the prosecutor later on Friday said: “Director of Public Prosecution, Ms Marianne Ny, has today decided to discontinue the investigation regarding suspected rape (lesser degree) by Julian Assange.”