Today, Sweden announced the decision to drop the investigation into rape allegations against Julian Assange based on a lack of evidence for the third time. Many accused Assange of hiding out in the Ecuadorian Embassy to escape facing these allegations even though Julian offered to be questioned in the embassy on numerous occasions. Sweden questioned him in early 2017 and dropped allegations in May. However, under obvious pressure, they reopened the investigation after Assange was arrested on April 11th of this year. There has been no formal apology for the lost time in Assange’s life. Assange sought asylum because he feared extradition to the U.S. where he faced torture and life imprison if not the death penalty.
Sweden not only owes Assange an apology but reparations for the life he lost and the time he could have spent with his children.
According to WSWS, ( link is seen here),
The Swedish investigation has always been a stalking horse for the US government, which has sought to extradite Assange, either from Sweden or Britain, where he is currently jailed, in order to lock him up forever or execute him on charges under the 1917 Espionage Act, because of WikiLeaks’ publication of evidence of US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Assange has not received the good news as of yet as Belmarsh prison canceled all visitors for the day. They must know that eventually, the news will reach him, this is yet another act of war on a man who has never been proven guilty of anything. Britain is now holding Assange solely for the U.S. government to extradite him and for him to face 175 years in prison. His recent visit to the “hot box” was done for no other reason than to torture this fragile, unhealthy journalist.
The road to hell is paved by our governments.