Julian Assange rape investigation to be reopened
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Sweden reopens Assange rape inquiry

Swedish prosecutors have reopened an investigation into a rape allegation made against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange in 2010.

The inquiry has been revived at the request of the alleged victim's lawyer.

Assange, who denies the accusation, has avoided extradition to Sweden for seven years after seeking refuge at the Ecuadorean embassy in London in 2012.

The 47-year-old was evicted last month and sentenced to 50 weeks in jail for breaching his bail conditions.

He is currently being held at Belmarsh prison in London.

Correction 4th June 2019: This article has been amended to clarify that Julian Assange denies an allegation, rather than charge, of rape.

  • 13 May 2019
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