Swedish prosecutors to reopen rape case against Wikileaks’ Julian Assange

Swedish prosecutors say they’ll be reopening the rape case against Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange.

The announcement comes one month after Assange was carried out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he’d sought asylum for seven years.

The matter was originally brought about in 2010, going in and out of court over two years.


Assange then entered the Ecuadorian Embassy on June 19, 2012, with police setting up a 24/7 guard of the building, in case he stepped outside.

In 2015, Swedish prosecutors dropped the investigations into some of the allegations against Assange, due to the statute of limitations, before finally dropping the rape allegation in 2017.

Now that he’s out of the embassy – despite currently serving time in a British prison for breaching bail, and facing court over an extradition order from the United States – Swedish authorities say they will also try and seek his extradition.