WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could be extradited to Sweden after he serves a 50-week sentence in London for skipping out on bail, the Associated Press reported.
The Swedish government is looking at reopening the sexual assault case against Assange, a head prosecutor told reporters, according to the AP. Prosecutors believe there is still “probable cause to suspect that Assange committed a rape,” Sweden’s head prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson said. Preliminary charges of rape have been filed against Assange since 2010.
Assange was recently kicked out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he’d been living since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden for the alleged sexual assault. Upon release, he was also hit with charges in the U.S. related to the publication of classified materials.