BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) — The case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not go to court due to a lack of official charges, the head of Assange's legal team, Baltasar Garzon, told Sputnik.
"We do not think that Assange’s case will go to court as there are still no charges… We are raising the question of the necessity to transfer the case to the European Union’s court as we do not have the necessary access to the process," Garzon said.
Garzon added that Assange's lawyers have not been granted access to the investigation process, but there was sufficient evidence to oppose any charges.
The activist denied the accusations, stating that Swedish extradition attempts are aimed at sending him to the United States, where he faces espionage charges for publishing thousands of leaked top-secret military documents and diplomatic cables online.
Three of the four allegations against Assange expired in August due to the Swedish statute of limitations for bringing charges. A rape charge remains in effect until 2020.