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The rape investigation into Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been dropped by Sweden's director of public prosecutions, seven years after the lengthy legal standoff began.
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Assange took refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London in 2012 to escape extradition to Sweden to answer questions about sex-crime allegations from two women. He has been there ever since, fearing that if he is arrested he might ultimately be extradited to the United States. Last month, President Donald Trump said he would support any decision by the Justice Department to charge Assange.
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What To Know About Julian Assange's Rape Investigation & Legal Status | TIME