Wikileaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange takes refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden on charges of sexual misconduct.
Julian Assange takes refuge in embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden in sex-crime case.
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- Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is wanted for questioning in Sweden, says that he will leave his refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London "soon".
- Swedish prosecutors drop a seven-year sexual assault investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
- London police end their three-year long, round-the-clock guard outside the Ecuadorian Embassy waiting to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Officers have been stationed at this embassy since June 2012. Police said the operation cost 11.1 million pounds (17.6 million dollars) through April 2015. Assange is wanted for jumping bail in England and sexual assault allegations in Sweden. Assange denies the Swedish charges and suspects the real reason is to bring him to the U.S.
- Swedish prosecutors drop some charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange as the statute of limitations expire but will continue to investigate rape claims.
- Talks between the foreign ministers of Britain and Ecuador end with no breakthrough over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who remains in the country's London embassy.