I will not forgive or forget -Assange

Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange freed from rape charges by the Swedish government on Friday says he will not forget nor forgive those behind his incarceration.

In an angry tweet on Friday, Mr. Assange said he had been detained for seven years “without charge” while his children grew up and his “name was slandered”.

Sweden said on Friday it had decided to drop the rape investigation.

Meanwhile, Ecuador urged the UK to allow him safe passage out of the country.

Mr. Assange, 45, has chosen to remain in the embassy as he fears extradition to Sweden would lead to extradition to the US, where he is wanted over the leaking of hundreds of thousands of secret military and diplomatic documents.

However, police in London said they would still be obliged to arrest him if he left the Ecuadorean embassy, despite the Swedish prosecutors’ decision.

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) said Mr. Assange still faced the lesser charge of failing to surrender to a court, an offence punishable by up to a year in prison or a fine.

But the UK has not commented on whether it has received an extradition request from the US, where Mr. Assange could, potentially, face trial.

With Agency report