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Being reported in The Guardian:

> Elisabeth Massi Fritz, lawyer for the Swedish woman whose case against Assange remains outstanding, has given the Guardian a longer statement:

> "My client and I have today received the news that Assange has been arrested in London. It did understandably come as a shock to my client that what we have been waiting and hoping for since 2012 has now finally happened. We are going to do everything we possibly can to get the Swedish police investigation re-opened so that Assange can be extradited to Sweden and prosecuted for rape. No rape victim should have to wait nine years to see justice be served.

> I have requested an urgent procedure [from the prosecutor to extradite Assange]."


Rape? The charges against him were Sexual Assault for allegedly not using a condom. It's been escalated to rape now?

I saw someone mention rape on Reddit so that's probably where they got the info.

No, there were no charges against him. He has not been charged with a crime in any country.

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