Sweden folds to U.S. pressure, reopens case against Julian Assange

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Sweden’s deputy director of public prosecutions, Eva-Marie Persson, announcement that the 2010 rape allegation case against Julian Assange would be reopened because there was still “probable cause to suspect” that Assange had committed the alleged rape. Swedish prosecutors dropped the rape investigation two years ago, saying they felt unable to take the case forward while Assange remained up inside the Ecuador embassy.

Persson said at a news conference that a European Arrest Warrant would now be issued.

“Now that he has left Ecuador’s embassy, the conditions in the case have changed and…the conditions are in place once again to pursue the case.”

The inquiry has been revived at the request of the alleged victim’s lawyer. Assange denies the accusation. He is currently being held at Belmarsh prison in London.