The long, tedious legal and political deadlock that has resulted in Julian Assange’s extended stay in Ecuador’s London embassy may soon come to a close. Swedish prosecutors have said that the Australian-born WikiLeaks founder will be interviewed on November 14 over allegations of rape dating back to 2010.
According to the Swedish Prosecution Authority, the interview will be conducted by an Ecuadorian prosecutor. Also present will be Ingrid Isgren, Sweden’s Chief Prosecutor, and an unnamed Swedish police investigator. These will report their findings to Sweden.
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Julian Assange has been holed up in Ecuador’s Embassy since 2012, where he has claimed political asylum. This came after the UK’s Supreme Court ruled that he should be extradited to Sweden. He continues to strongly deny the allegations that have been raised against him.