Assange lawyer says Sweden wasted six years of his lifeWorld | 19 May 2017 10:22 pm
Julian Assange's Swedish lawyer Per E. Samuelson says it is a "day of victory'' for the WikiLeaks founder after Sweden's top prosecutor dropped an investigation into a rape claim against him.
Samuelson tells The Associated Press that "this was consensual sex between two adults and nothing else,'' adding Assange was now "a free man.''
Samuelson says he spoke by telephone with Assange, who told him: "Yes, Per, it feels much better today. Finally we got there.''
Samuelson said Sweden's judicial system "spoiled and wasted five, six years of his life ... but he is happy today.''-AP