Sweden’s prosecutor’s office drops Assange rape investigation

Prosecutor says country will not proceed with investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was accused of rape, The Guardian reported. 

“After conducting a comprehensive assessment of what has emerged during the course of the preliminary investigation I then make the assessment that the evidence is not strong enough to form the basis for filing an indictment,” the deputy chief prosecutor, Eva-Marie Persson, said.

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9 Swedes die in plane crash near Umea

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