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Sweden to decide if Assange rape probe to resume

Accused: Julian Assange
Accused: Julian Assange

By Alan Jones

Swedish prosecutors are to announce next week whether they will reopen an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Deputy director of public prosecutions Eva-Marie Persson will hold a press conference in Stockholm on Monday.

Prosecutors dropped the investigation in 2017 as they could not proceed while he was in the Ecuadorean embassy in London.

Assange also faced investigation for a second sex-related allegation, which was dropped in 2015 because time had run out.

He denied both allegations.

After he was taken from the embassy last month, a lawyer for one of the women asked for the investigation to resume.

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