May 19, 2017 / 10:34 AM / 2 months ago

Assange lawyer claims 'total victory' after prosecutor drops investigation

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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish prosecutors' decision to drop an investigation into an allegation of rape against Julian Assange on Friday is a "total victory", his lawyer, Per Samuelson, said.

"The preliminary investigation has been dropped and the detention order has been withdrawn, and from Sweden's point of view this is now over," Samuelson told Reuters.

Reporting by Johannes Hellstrom; Editing by Simon Johnson

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