Swedish prosecutors have decided to reopen a 2010 rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Why Sweden Reopened Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Rape Investigation?
Why Sweden Reopened Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Rape Investigation?

Swedish prosecutors have decided to reopen a 2010 rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Sweden’s deputy director of public prosecutions, Eva-Marie Persson on 13th of May during a press conference in Stockholm confirmed that they reopened the 2010 rape investigation case against Assange.

What made Sweden reopen Assange rape investigation now?

Swedish prosecutors had filed preliminary charges against Assange after he visited the country in 2010. Seven years later, a case of alleged sexual misconduct was dropped when the statute of limitations expired.

However, a rape allegation, couldn’t be pursued as Assange was living at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.