WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has claimed an “important victory” as he spoke outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London hours after Sweden dropped the rape case against him.
Raising a clenched fist to supporters outside his makeshift home for the past five years, the Australian claimed the “war is just commencing”.
“Today is an important victory for me and for the UN human rights system but it by no means erases… seven years without charge while my children grew up without me.
“That is not something I can forgive. It is not something I can forget.”
His comments this afternoon come after he today posted a picture of himself on social media with a beaming smile after Swedish prosecutors dropped the rape case against him.