Swedish prosecutor drops rape investigation of WikiLeaks founder

An investigation of rape allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have been dropped by Sweden’s top prosecutor. According to the Associated Press, the charges are being dropped because there’s no possibility of arresting him “in the foreseeable future.”

The announcement means the outspoken WikiLeaks leader no longer faces sex crime allegations in Sweden, although British police say he is still wanted for jumping bail in Britain in 2012.

The deadline for Swedish prosecution to send a request to Stockholm District Court in the Assange case was Friday.

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