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The investigation against Julian Assange is discontinued

19-05-2017
Director of Public Prosecution, Ms Marianne Ny, has today decided to discontinue the investigation regarding suspected rape (lesser degree) by Julian Assange. 

At the press conference today, Director of Public Prosecution Marianne Ny and Chief Prosecutor Ingrid Isgren will give information about the decision. 

Case no. in Stockholm District Court: B 12885-10

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  • Investigation concerning surgeries resumed after review

    Director of Public Prosecution Mikael Björk has decided to resume the discontinued investigation concerning two persons who had synthetic tracheas implanted. Both injured parties have passed away. The surgeon is now suspected on reasonable grounds of two cases of causing another’s death, gross crime.

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    Director of Public Prosecution Mikael Björk has decided to resume the discontinued investigation concerning two persons who had synthetic tracheas implanted. Both injured parties have passed away. The surgeon is now suspected on reasonable grounds of two cases of causing another’s death, gross crime.

    On 12 October 2017, the investigation was discontinued concerning the surgeon who was formerly employed at Karolinska University Hospital. One injured party and the relatives of two other injured parties who passed away requested a review. The review has been carried out by the Prosecution Development Centre of the Swedish Prosecution Authority. – We have chosen to review the entire case, i.e. all three patients who had their tracheas replaced. The investigation will now be resumed concerning two of the patients; a woman from Turkey and a man from Iceland. The medical evidence concerning the third patient, a man from the US, is not sufficient and therefore this investigation will not be reopened, said Director of Public Prosecution Mikael Björk. To resume the investigation is a prerequisite for initiating a prosecution, should the prosecutor decide to do so in the future. It is still too early to form an opinion as to which decision the prosecutor will make. – I have made a different judicial assessment to the former prosecutor. This does not mean that the prosecutor made an incorrect assessment as the legal position is unclear. There are only a few directive judgements from the Supreme Court. However, in my opinion there exist the pre-conditions to resume the parts of the investigation that concern the Icelandic man and the Turkish woman, said Mikael Björk. Director of Public Prosecution Mikael Björk will be responsible for the resumed investigation. Decisions (in Swedish) Beslut åm-2017-6793 (https://www.aklagare.se/globalassets/dokument/ovriga-dokument/am-2017-6793.pdf) (pdf) Beslut åm-2017-6793.2 (https://www.aklagare.se/globalassets/dokument/ovriga-dokument/am-2017-6793.2.pdf) (pdf)

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  • Media is invited to a press conference on Tuesday 11 December concerning the review of the case regarding a surgeon who was formerly employed at Karolinska University Hospital where he performed surgeries of tracheas.

    The surgeon was notified of the suspicions against him for three cases of causing another’s death, gross crime, as well as causing bodily harm, gross crime, and one case of causing bodily harm, gross crime. The surgeries were performed between 2011 and 2013. The preliminary investigation was discontinued on 12 October 2017. One injured party, and relatives to two other injured parties, who passed away, requested a review. In December 2017, the Prosecution Development Centre started to examine the case with four injured parties. On Tuesday 11 December, Director of Public Prosecution, Mikael Björk, will make a decision and present it at the press conference. Either the Director of Public Prosecution shares the Public Prosecutor’s assessment that the investigation should remain discontinued. The case closes. Or, the Director of Public Prosecution decides to conduct further investigative measures and resume the preliminary investigation. Place, time and registration Place: Clarion Sign hotel, Östra Järnvägsgatan 35, Stockholm Time: 11 am on Tuesday 11 December, doors open at 10.30 Registration: please contact [email protected] no later than 4 pm on Monday 10 December. Include press ID or certificate from editorial staff. Please note only accredited journalists can attend. Director of Public Prosecution, Mikael Björk will attend the press conference. There will be opportunities for interviews after the presentation. Questions will also be interpreted from Swedish into English, and vice versa, if needed. The prosecutor will not give interviews at any other time than at the press conference.

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  • Media is invited to a press conference on Tuesday 11 December concerning the review of the case regarding a surgeon who was formerly employed at Karolinska University Hospital where he performed surgeries of tracheas.

    The surgeon was notified of the suspicions against him for three cases of causing another’s death, gross crime, as well as causing bodily harm, gross crime, and one case of causing bodily harm, gross crime. The surgeries were performed between 2011 and 2013. The preliminary investigation was discontinued on 12 October 2017. One injured party, and relatives to two other injured parties, who passed away, requested a review. In December 2017, the Prosecution Development Centre started to examine the case with four injured parties. On Tuesday 11 December, Director of Public Prosecution, Mikael Björk, will make a decision and present it at the press conference. Either the Director of Public Prosecution shares the Public Prosecutor’s assessment that the investigation should remain discontinued. The case closes. Or, the Director of Public Prosecution decides to conduct further investigative measures and resume the preliminary investigation. Place, time and registration Place: Clarion Sign hotel, Östra Järnvägsgatan 35, Stockholm Time: 11 am on Tuesday 11 December, doors open at 10.30 Registration: please contact [email protected] no later than 4 pm on Monday 10 December. Include press ID or certificate from editorial staff. Please note only accredited journalists can attend. Director of Public Prosecution, Mikael Björk will attend the press conference. There will be opportunities for interviews after the presentation. Questions will also be interpreted from Swedish into English, and vice versa, if needed. The prosecutor will not give interviews at any other time than at the press conference.

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  • Prosecution for Serious Unlawful Threats and Attempted Murder

    The case of a 42 year old man suspected of sending threatening letters to 21 Swedish ministers and other well-known people is today being prosecuted at Stockholm District Court. He is also accused of attempted murder after sending a letter bomb to a company in the UK. The prosecutor will be available to the media this afternoon.

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    The case of a 42 year old man suspected of sending threatening letters to 21 Swedish ministers and other well-known people is today being prosecuted at Stockholm District Court. He is also accused of attempted murder after sending a letter bomb to a company in the UK. The prosecutor will be available to the media this afternoon.

    The man is suspected of having sent letters in Sweden, which contained verbal threats as well as white powders which were found to be harmless on analysis. A total of 26 people received threatening letters. “I am of the view that the man intended to put the recipients in extreme fear. The crimes are serious as the threats were clearly strengthened by the presence of a white powder in each letter, which appeared poisonous or explosive. The threat to elected officials is particularly serious as it is a threat to democracy," states the Public Prosecutor, Eva Wintzell. The man is also suspected of attempted murder of four people in the UK after they received a letter bomb sent by the man. Case number:  Stockholm District Court B 17019-17 Contact  Public Prosecutor Eva Wintzell at the National Unit against Organised Crime, is available today 15 August between 13:00-15:00 by telephone +46 10 562 54 60.

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  • Verdict in terrorist case in Stockholm

    On Thursday 7 June at 1 p.m. Stockholm District Court will announce the verdict where a man has been indicted on charges for terrorist crimes committed in Stockholm on 7 April 2017. The prosecutor will be available for brief comments with the media after the verdict is announced.

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    On Thursday 7 June at 1 p.m. Stockholm District Court will announce the verdict where a man has been indicted on charges for terrorist crimes committed in Stockholm on 7 April 2017. The prosecutor will be available for brief comments with the media after the verdict is announced.

    Stockholm District Court, case number B 4708-17. Contact: Deputy Chief Prosecutor Hans Ihrman will be available by phone for the media Thursday 7 June, 2-3 p.m. CET, for brief comments, +46 10 562 53 95. The prosecutor will be available on 12 June for the media to give a more comprehensive analysis regarding the verdict. If you would like to book a time on 12 June, contact Press Service +46 10 562 50 20, [email protected] no later than Friday 8 June 11 a.m. For general questions about the Swedish judicial system, please read more https://www.aklagare.se/en/the-legal-process/.

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