Swedish prosecutor says Assange interview set for November 14
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, in central London, Britain February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo
Get access to the best calls on Wall Street with StreetInsider.com's Ratings Insider Elite. Get your Free Trial here.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Julian Assange will be interviewed at Ecuador's London embassy on Nov. 14, Swedish prosecutors said on Monday, in a move that could end a long diplomatic deadlock that has seen the WikiLeaks founder holed up in the London residence since 2012.
"Ecuador has granted the Swedish request for legal assistance in criminal matters and the interview will be conducted by an Ecuadorian prosecutor," the Swedish Prosecution Authority said in a statement.
The Swedish assistant prosecutor, Chief Prosecutor Ingrid Isgren, and a Swedish police investigator have been allowed to be present at the interview. They will report the findings to Sweden.
Swedish authorities want to question Assange over allegations that he committed rape in 2010. Assange denies the allegations.
(Reporting by Stockholm Newsroom; Editing by Alistair Scrutton)
Serious News for Serious Traders! Try StreetInsider.com Premium Free!
You May Also Be Interested In
- American Airlines raises fourth-quarter unit revenue forecast
- India's industrial output unexpectedly contracts in October
- Euro zone needs more risk-sharing, euro zone budget would help: ESM's Regling