Rape case re-opened in Sweden against Wikileaks founder Assange
In Sweden today, a prosecutor has re-opened the seemingly on-again, off-again investigation into charges of rape, "sexual coercion and sexual molestation" against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. He was questioned by police on Monday.
The case was dismissed last week by Eva Finne, chief prosecutor in Stockholm, who overruled a lower-ranked prosecutor and said there was no reason to suspect that Assange, an Australian citizen, had raped a Swedish woman who had reported him to police.Read more: Washington Post, and DN.se.
The woman's lawyer appealed the decision. Director of Public Prosecution Marianne Ny decided to reopen the case Wednesday, saying new information had come in on Tuesday.
"We went through all the case material again, including what came in, and that's when I made my decision," to reopen the case, Ny told The Associated Press by phone.
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