The alleged rape investigation in 2010 involving WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been discontinued, a Swedish prosecutor has said.
“I want to inform about my decision to discontinue the preliminary investigation,” deputy chief prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson told a news conference.
Tuesday’s decision follows a ruling in June by a Swedish court that Assange who denies the accusation should not be detained.
Assange, who denies the accusation, has avoided extradition to Sweden for seven years after seeking refuge at the Ecuadorean embassy in London in 2012.
Two months earlier, the 48-year-old Australian was evicted from the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
He was immediately arrested and is currently serving a 50-week sentence in Belmarsh prison in London for jumping bail in 2012.
He is also fighting extradition to the US, which accuses him of publishing secret documents.
Assange is currently being held at Belmarsh prison in London.
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