Swedish prosecutors not ready to decide on Assange, waiting on translation

FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London, Britain February 5, 2016.       REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

US-ECUADOR-SWEDEN-ASSANGE:Swedish prosecutors not ready to decide on Assange, waiting on translation

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish prosecutors said on Wednesday they would make a decision whether to continue with a preliminary investigation of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange over alleged rape when they have received a full translation of an interview conducted last year.

Assange, 45, has been wanted by Swedish authorities for questioning over allegations, which he has denied, that he committed rape in 2010.

"The prosecutors are still waiting for the translation of some minor parts of the report. These are expected to be completed shortly," the Prosecution Authority said in a statement.

"The prosecutors will now analyze the report and will thereafter decide what further investigative measures may be taken."

Prosecutors had been expected to announce whether they would proceed with the investigation this week.

(Reporting by Stockholm Newsroom; Editing by Dominic Evans)

Related News

Swedish prosecutors not ready to decide on...

Mar 15, 2017

US-ECUADOR-SWEDEN-ASSANGE:Swedish prosecutors not ready to decide on Assange, waiting on translation

Report says 1,100 complaints of child abuse made...

Mar 17, 2017

US-AUSTRALIA-ABUSE:Report says 1,100 complaints of child abuse made against Australia's Anglican...

In Duterte's Davao, China's vice premier...

Mar 17, 2017

US-PHILIPPINES-CHINA:In Duterte's Davao, China's vice premier prioritizes deals over disputes

Tokyo 2020 golf venue votes to admit women members

Mar 20, 2017

US-OLYMPICS-TOKYO-GOLF:Tokyo 2020 golf venue votes to admit women members

IOC welcome Tokyo 2020 golf venue u-turn on women...

Mar 21, 2017

US-OLYMPICS-TOKYO-GOLF:IOC welcome Tokyo 2020 golf venue u-turn on women members

Come down from pulpit to deal with sexual abuse,...

Mar 23, 2017

US-VATICAN-ABUSE:Come down from pulpit to deal with sexual abuse, Catholic leaders told

Sign up now!

About Us

Who doesn’t love gossip? E-Rumor Mill grinds the news and gossip to keep reader's well-entertained.

Contact us: sales[at]e-rumormill.com

Subscribe Now!

Quick Links

HomePress