Sweden dropped the rape investigation against Julian Assange because "the evidence has weakened considerably due to the long period of time that has elapsed since the events in question".
The prosecutor says, "I would like to emphasise that the injured party has submitted a credible and reliable version of events. Her statements have been coherent, extensive and detailed"
The Assange people are acting like this exonerates him, which it clearly doesn't.
@micahflee I've also read that she didn't want to continue and was kinda pushed into it
@micahflee I want to buy billboards that say this. Everyone needs to understand it.
They don't care about legal exoneration, they're just claiming this proves he's innocent.
For example I got an email with this quote from Greg Barnes, Advisor to the Australian Assange campaign: "The decision by Sweden is the only one it could have taken. It finally recognises that Julian Assange's adamant denial of wrongdoing is the truth."
Which just isn't true. Sweden is not saying that Assange's denial is true, it's saying it's been so long that the evidence has weakened
@micahflee we're the good side of the internet
@micahflee mastodon is generally a pretty chill place, its like a nice version of twitter.
@micahflee that's why I'm avoiding Assange on Twitter at any cost.
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