U.K. Prosecutors Admit Deleting Key Emails in Julian Assange Case

The Crown Prosecution Service in the U.K. has reportedly admitted to destroying key emails relating to the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to The Guardian. The exchanges, which took place between the CPS and Swedish prosecutors, were allegedly deleted after a lawyer in the U.K. retired in 2014. Assange still remains in Ecuador’s London embassy, where he is fighting extradition. “It is incredible to me these records about an ongoing and high-profile case have been destroyed. I think they have something to hide,” said Italian journalist Stefania Maurizi, who unearthed the destruction of the documents and will take a case against the CPS to an information tribunal in London next week.