Collapse of Swedish “sexual misconduct” frame-up exposes political conspiracy against Assange – World Socialist Web Site
Swedish prosecutors announced yesterday that, after almost 10 years, they were finally abandoning a “preliminary investigation” into allegations of “sexual misconduct” against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Sweden’s deputy chief prosecutor, Eva-Marie Persson, told a press conference that there was “insufficient evidence” to proceed.
The ignominious collapse of the investigation—which, over the course of a decade, was dropped three times and never passed beyond the “preliminary” stage—brands it as a state frame-up and dirty tricks operation. It demonstrates that Assange has been the victim of an unprecedented international political conspiracy, spearheaded by the US, and aided and abetted by its allies, including Sweden, Britain and Australia.
The ending of the investigation is an absolute vindication of the warnings made by Assange since 2010 that the sole purpose of the Swedish allegations was to blacken his name and provide an alternate route for his dispatch to an American prison.