Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to be grilled by investigators inside Ecuadorean embassy
Julian Assange is set to be quizzed by Swedish police over sexual assault allegations four years after entering the Ecuadorean embassy under political asylum.
The Wikileaks founder has been protected from repeated requests by the Swedish prosecutor to question him about an alleged 2010 sex attack, which he denies.
But a possible breakthrough to the impasse over his case has been revealed by the Ecuadorian attorney general who has delivered a document of agreement.
Mr Assange believes he will be taken to the United States to be quizzed over the activities of WikiLeaks if he goes to Sweden for the questioning.
The 45-year-old has offered to be questioned inside the embassy but the Swedish prosecutors only recently agreed.
A statement issued in Ecuador said: “In the coming weeks a date will be established for the proceedings to be held at the Embassy of Ecuador in the United Kingdom.
“For more than four years, the government of Ecuador has offered to co-operate in facilitating the questioning of Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, as well as proposing other political and legal measures, in order to reach a satisfactory solution for all parties involved in the legal case against Julian Assange , to end the unnecessary delays in the process and to ensure full and effective legal protection.
“In line with this position, Ecuador proposed to Sweden the negotiation of an Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, which was signed last December and which provides the legal framework for the questioning.” – READ MORE