Greg Barnes comments: “Sweden drops preliminary investigation”

Tuesday, 19 November
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ASSANGE: Sweden drops preliminary investigation – comment

Swedish prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson has told a press conference today
that her preliminary investigation into WikiLeaks publisher Julian
Assange has been dropped.

Greg Barnes, Advisor to the Australian Assange campaign, said:

“The decision by Sweden is the only one it could have taken. It finally
recognises that Julian Assange’s adamant denial of wrongdoing is the
truth. It is the US that must now be persuaded to drop its unfair and
dangerous pursuit of Assange.

“Australia must now step up its actions to protect an Australian
citizen whose very life hangs in the balance.”

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