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[dupe] Swedish prosecutors drop Julian Assange rape investigation (theguardian.com)
55 points by callumlocke on May 19, 2017 | hide | past | web | favorite | 7 comments

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So he can leave the embassy now?

I'm guessing this doesn't absolve him of the offence of "skipping bail" or whatever it is the Brits will arrest him for.

You're right, he is guilty of skipping bail, of which the maximum penalty is 12 months in prison.

See: http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/a_to_c/bail/#a19

I think he still faces extradition to the US. This Guardian from a few days ago explains the situation quite well: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/apr/21/us-wants-to-ar...

He can't be extradited to Sweden now if he leaves. I wouldn't be surprised if the US attempted to pursue him directly on some other charge. Before something else comes up, he could get on a plane somewhere now though safely enough though.

No, he was on bail when he went in to the embassy, and the maximum penalty (in a Crown court) for skipping bail in the UK is 12 months (which I imagine he would get).

See: http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/a_to_c/bail/#a19

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