Sweden tried to drop Assange extradition in 2013, CPS emails show

UK prosecutors tried to dissuade Swedish counterparts from doing so, exchange shows

Swedish prosecutors attempted to drop extradition proceedings against Julian Assange as early as 2013, according to a confidential exchange of emails with the Crown Prosecution Service seen by the Guardian.

The sequence of messages also appears to challenge statements by the CPS that the case was not live at the time emails were deleted by prosecutors, according to supporters of the WikiLeaks founder.

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