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Sweden will not ask Britain to hand over Assange

Published fredag 19 maj 2017 kl 15.13
Prosecutor: We have recalled the arrest warrant.
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Marianne Ny is the prosecutor in the Assange case.
Marianne Ny is the prosecutor in the Assange case. Credit: Maja Suslin/TT

The only way the Swedish case against Julian Assange would be re-activated would be for him to physically set foot in Sweden, says the prosecutor to Radio Sweden.

Swedish prosecutors have given up trying to pursue their case against the WikiLeaks founder, as they think it is not "proportionate" considering the likelihood of a successful conclusion.

While in theory, the case could be re-opened, until the statute of limitations runs out in 2020. But that will only happen if Assange were actually in Sweden.

Even if Julian Assange is arrested by British police for skipping of bail, Sweden will not ask them to hand him over, said prosecutor Marianne Ny at a press conference.

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