Julian Assange's Diplomatic Standoff: A Primer
Sweden has dropped part of its sexual assault investigation against WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, but his legal hurdles aren't over yet.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | August 13, 2015
Sweden has dropped part of its investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. To understand why, here's a look back at the yearslong diplomatic standoff.
It all started in Sweden, where two women accused Assange of sexual misconduct and rape during his trip to the country in 2010 — allegations he denies and says are part of a smear campaign. (Video via SVT)
Sweden then issued a warrant for his arrest.