A chief prosecutor in Sweden has decided to reopen the rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for an initial investigation.
Director of public prosecution, Marianne Ny said that the case against Julian Assange where he stands accused of rape will be reopened following an appeal from the victim's attorney.
“There is reason to believe that a crime has been committed. Considering information available at present, my judgement is that the classification of the crime is rape. More investigations are necessary before a final decision can be made.” stated Miss Ny today.
Assange was relieved from the rape charge when chief prosecutor Eva Finne dismissed the allegation against him stating that the molestation charges filed by another woman did not come with enough evidence to initiate an investigation but this decision was revoked by Miss Ny.
The 39 years old founder of WikiLeaks has said that the accusations were part of a smear campaign against him and his organisation instigated by authorities to throw dirt his name; this follows the leak of 77,000 classified documents of the US military concerning Afghanistan by Wikileaks.