Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 18/02/2018 20:58 
19.05.2017 14:58 News >> Sweden Drops Rape Charge Against Wikileaks Founder

Sweden Drops Rape Charge Against Wikileaks Founder

Swedish prosecutors on Friday dropped a rape investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange after a seven-year standoff.

The Swedish Prosecution Authority said in a statement that top prosecutor Marianne Ny "has decided to discontinue the investigation".

Following the announcement, London police issued a statement saying Assange was facing arrest if he left the Ecuadorian embassy, where he took refuge in June 2012 after U.K. authorities granted a Swedish request to extradite him.

"Westminster Magistrates' Court issued a warrant for the arrest of Julian Assange following him failing to surrender to the court on the 29 June 2012.

"The Metropolitan Police Service is obliged to execute that warrant should he leave the embassy," the statement said.

It added that while Assange was wanted on a European Arrest Warrant for an "extremely serious offence", the MPS response reflected the "serious nature of that crime".

"Now that the situation has changed and the Swedish authorities have discontinued their investigation into that matter, Mr Assange remains wanted for a much less serious offence. The MPS will provide a level of resourcing which is proportionate to that offence," it said.

Assange's taking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy provoked a stalemate, with diplomatic rules preventing British police from entering the building and Assange unable to leave without facing arrest. -



        Latest News
Sudanese Student Teaches Turkish To Village Children 3 minutes ago...
'I want to do something in return for Turks' generosity,' says Halid Osman, who studied for a year in Turkey.
Basketball: Anadolu Efes Crowned Turkish Cup Champions 18 minutes ago...
Istanbul side defeats TOFAS 78 61 in final, taking home trophy for a record 11th time.
Turkey's Syria Operation Not Against Kurds' 18 minutes ago...
'Our operation is against a terrorist group,' the PYD/PKK, near Turkey's border, says Turkish ambassador to Spain.
Turkish Pm: Using Leopard 2 Tank İn Syria Op 'Natural' 48 minutes ago...
'If we don't use these arms amid constant attacks on our soil, when will we use them?' Binali Yildirim tells German media.
Update - Turkish, Free Syrian Army Forces Free Villages İn Afrin 48 minutes ago...
Villages of upper and lower Hecika, Dervish Ubashi in western Afrin, Syria cleared of PYD/PKK terrorists as part of Afrin op.

 
      Top News
Journalists Slam Arab Coverage Of Turkish Op İn Syria Journalists Slam Arab Coverage Of Turkish Op İn Syria
Us: Unlikely Turkey Used Chemical Weapons İn Syria Us: Unlikely Turkey Used Chemical Weapons İn Syria
Turkish Red Crescent Hands Out Aid İn Afrin, Syria Turkish Red Crescent Hands Out Aid İn Afrin, Syria
Infographıc- Kosovo Marks 10Th Anniversary Of İts İndependence Infographıc- Kosovo Marks 10Th Anniversary Of İts İndependence
German Fm Urges Closer Dialogue With Turkey German Fm Urges Closer Dialogue With Turkey
Egypt Forces Kill 7, Arrest Hundreds İn Sinai Egypt Forces Kill 7, Arrest Hundreds İn Sinai
Flu Killed 22 American Children Last Week Flu Killed 22 American Children Last Week
Bangladesh Hands Over First Rohingya List To Myanmar Bangladesh Hands Over First Rohingya List To Myanmar
Turkish Premier Meets Bulgaria Counterpart, Qatari Emir Turkish Premier Meets Bulgaria Counterpart, Qatari Emir
Turkish Foundation Opens New Water Station İn Chad Turkish Foundation Opens New Water Station İn Chad