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Sweden Reopens WikiLeaks Rape Case

Generally, it’s not a good thing when a country treats a rape investigation like choosing which outfit to wear to a party: Sweden has reopened its rape investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange—the same investigation that it announced and then dropped within hours last month. “There is reason to believe that a crime has been committed," said Sweden’s director of public prosecutions. The charge against Assange comes from two women; he is also being charged with molestation, which in Sweden is a nonsexual crime, similar to harassment.