Due to insufficient evidence, the Swedish prosecutor’s office has stopped the preliminary investigation against the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, accused of rape. This was reported by the BBC.
They do not plan to interrogate Assange himself, so his testimony “will not help shed light on the circumstances of what happened.”
In the course of the follow-up investigation, conducted in the summer and fall, it became apparent that the oral evidence used in the investigation was not convincing enough. This is due to the long time that has passed since the incident. Memory fades for natural reasons.
In 2010, Assange was charged with sexual harassment and rape, he denied the charges. According to him, the women who filed a statement against him acted out of revenge and under the influence of the police. Since 2012, Assange has been at the Embassy of Ecuador in London: this allowed him to avoid extradition to Sweden. Therefore, the case against him was closed. The investigation was resumed in 2019, as Ecuador robbed Assange of diplomatic asylum.