Assange reportedly requests compensation for legal costs from Sweden

Assange reportedly requests compensation for legal costs from Sweden
# 06 April 2019 16:06 (UTC +04:00)

Sweden dropped the investigation into sexual assault allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2017, bringing an end to a seven-year legal standoff, ONA reports citing Sputnik International.

Julian Assange has requested compensation from Sweden for his legal costs, totalling roughly 9 million kronor ($969,000), related to the investigation into rape allegations, the sum would cover Assange’s expenses on lawyers in Sweden, the UK, and Ecuador.

The WikiLeaks founder also reportedly seeks 600,000 kronor ($64,500) for the translation of documents in the course of the investigation and over 1 million kronor ($107,500) for sending requests to the United Nations and other international organisations.

The was been filed with the Supreme Court after the district and appeal courts rejected it, as in 2011, Assange turned down a public defender appointed and paid for by the state, having hired private lawyers instead.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED