Assange May Be Extradited To Sweden For Sexual Assault Case After London Jail Time

at Embassy Of Ecuador on May 19, 2017 in London, England.  Julian Assange, founder of the Wikileaks website that published US Government secrets, has been wanted in Sweden on charges of rape since 2012.  He sought asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and today police have said he will still face arrest if he leaves.
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could be extradited to Sweden after he serves a 50-week sentence in London for skipping out on bail, the Associated Press reported.

The Swedish government is looking at reopening the sexual assault case against Assange, a head prosecutor told reporters, according to the AP. Prosecutors believe there is still “probable cause to suspect that Assange committed a rape,” Sweden’s head prosecutor¬†Eva-Marie Persson said. Preliminary charges of rape have been filed against Assange since 2010.

Assange was recently kicked out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he’d been living since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden for the alleged sexual assault. Upon release, he was also hit with charges in the U.S. related to the publication of classified materials.

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