Swedish Assange Detention Order Dismissed, Alternate EU Order Suggested
jya at pipeline.com
Mon Jun 3 09:04:36 PDT 2019
Decision concerning an application for a detention order in Case B 3167-19
[2019-06-03] Uppsala tingsrätt
Uppsala District Court has dismissed the public
prosecutors request to detain Julian Assange in
his absence. A detention order would not be in
accordance with the principle of proportionality.
The public prosecutor reopened the preliminary
investigation on May 13, 2019 and applied for a
detention order at the Court on May 20, 2019. The
suspicion of crime is rape, less serious incident, in Enköping in 2010.
The Court has, at a hearing today, decided that
there is probable cause for the suspicion of
rape, less serious incident, and that there is a
risk that Julian Assange will fail to appear or
in some other way avoid participation in the
investigation and the following proceedings.
The Court has, however, found that a detention
order would not be in accordance with the
principle of proportionality. Since Julian
Assange is serving a prison sentence the public
prosecutor can proceed with the preliminary
investigation by issuing a European Investigation Order.
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