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  • The Swedish Prosecution Authority will change press release provider. In order to receive our press releases in the future you will need to subscribe to ViaTT.

    From 29 April we will send all press releases through ViaTT. Until we change provider, your current subscription via Cision is ongoing. Click here to subscribe to our English press releases. (https://via.tt.se/pressrum/swedish-prosecution-authority?publisherId=3235541&subscribe) (Note: the text on the page and in the verification email is in Swedish but you will only receive press releases in English).

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  • Update in the Assange case

    After media reports that Julian Assange has been arrested in London, the counsel for the injured party has requested the Swedish preliminary investigation concerning rape be resumed. The case will be handled by the Swedish Prosecution Authority’s Development Centre in Gothenburg.

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    After media reports that Julian Assange has been arrested in London, the counsel for the injured party has requested the Swedish preliminary investigation concerning rape be resumed. The case will be handled by the Swedish Prosecution Authority’s Development Centre in Gothenburg.

    Director of Public Prosecution and Head of the Development Centre, Mikael Björk, has decided that Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Eva-Marie Persson will lead the work regarding the request from the counsel for the injured party. - We will now examine the case in order to determine how to proceed. The investigation has not yet been resumed, and we do not know today whether it will be. Furthermore, we cannot set a timetable for when any such decision will be made, says Deputy Director of Public Prosecution, Eva-Marie Persson. A preliminary investigation can be resumed as long as the suspected crime is not subject to statute of limitation. In this case, the suspected crime of rape would be subject to statute of limitation in mid-August 2020. The prosecutor cannot give further information for the time being. When information becomes available, this will be provided via a press release.

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  • Statement regarding media information on arrest in London

    According to media reports, Julian Assange has been placed under arrest in London. The Swedish preliminary investigation against him was discontinued on 19 May 2017. In response to today’s developments, Chief Prosecutor Ingrid Isgren makes the following comment:

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    According to media reports, Julian Assange has been placed under arrest in London. The Swedish preliminary investigation against him was discontinued on 19 May 2017. In response to today’s developments, Chief Prosecutor Ingrid Isgren makes the following comment:

    - This is news to us too, so we have not been able to take a position on the information that is now available. We also do not know why he is under arrest. We are following the developments, says Chief Prosecutor Ingrid Isgren. No further comments will be made by the prosecutor at this time. When further information becomes available, this will be provided via a press release. A preliminary investigation can be resumed as long as the suspected crime is not subject to statute of limitation. In this case, the suspected crime of rape would be subject to statute of limitation in mid-August 2020. The press release when the preliminary investigation was discontinued (http://news.cision.com/aklagarmyndigheten/r/the-investigation-against-julian-assange-is-discontinued,c2269505)

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  • About the Swedish Prosecution Authority

    The operative prosecution activities are conducted at seven Public Prosecution Areas and the National Public Prosecution Department. The prosecution areas consist of the country's 32 public prosecution offices, with a geographical sphere of operation that is approximately equivalent to a county. In Stockholm and Malmö there are several local public prosecution offices.

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