But the Wikileaks founder is not off the hook yet. According to a brief statement by the Metropolitan Police in London, the UK still has a warrant for the arrest of Assange following his failure to surrender to the court in 2012. “The Metropolitan Police Service is obliged to execute that warrant should he leave the Embassy,” the police noted. Wikileaks took to Twitter to respond to the Metropolitan Police.

Assange has long feared he would be extradited to the US if he was sent to Sweden. If extradited to the US, Assange could be prosecuted for leaking hundreds of thousands of secret US military and diplomatic documents.

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