The Latest: Assange hails Swedish move to drop investigation

The Latest on Swedish prosecutor ending investigation of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (all times local):

4:45 p.m.

Julian Assange says Sweden's decision to drop a rape inveatigation against him is "an important victory for me and for the U.N. human rights system."

Speaking from the balcony of Ecuador's London embassy, the WikiLeaks founder says his seven-year legal ordeal — which he calls unjust detention — "is not something that I can forgive."

He says says his battle is not over, and "the proper war is just commencing." Assange believes the United States wants him extradited and arrested in connection with WikiLeaks' publication of classified U.S. documents.



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