Any celebrations Julian Assange may be planning over the decision by the Swedish authorities not to proceed with rape charges should be tempered by the fact that he still faces prosecution in the US for committing various breaches of national security.
The self-promoting Mr Assange will no doubt believe that he has been vindicated by the decision by the Swedish prosecutors to drop the rape investigation into allegations relating to his involvement with two women during a visit to Sweden in 2010.
The 45-year-old has always denied the allegations, but before he gets too carried away with hailing the Swedish decision as a personal vindication, he would do well to remember that the charges have been dropped as a result of the failure of the Swedish prosecutors’ office to make sufficient progress in investigating the charges, rather than declaring that there being no case to answer.
Even so, the...
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