The following is an excerpt from Jill Lawless | August 11, 2016 | Time.com |
Assange is wanted for questioning for alleged sexual offenses from a visit to Sweden in 2010
LONDON (AP) — Ecuador said Thursday it’s ready to set a date for Swedish prosecutors to question Julian Assange inside its London embassy — a potential breakthrough in the years long international impasse over the WikiLeaks founder.
Assange is wanted for questioning by Swedish police over alleged sexual offenses stemming from his visit to the country in 2010. He denies all the accusations against him made by two women. In June 2012, he sought shelter in Ecuador’s embassy in the British capital and has been holed up there ever since.
Ecuador announced last year that it had agreed to a Swedish proposal to interview Assange at the embassy, but no interview has taken place.
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