Sweden to Question Assange at Ecuadorian Embassy in London

Swedish prosecutors have been granted permission to interview WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over allegations of rape.

The 45-year-old, who has been camped out at Ecuador’s embassy in London since 2012 to avoid extradition, will be questioned after Sweden received permission from the Ecuadorean authorities to do so, Karin Rosander, a spokeswoman for the Swedish Prosecution Authority, said by phone on Thursday. No date has been set for the interview, she said.

Sweden’s government said in February that the UN’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention assesses that Assange’s confinement at the embassy amounts to unlawful detention.

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