Ecuador decides to allow Sweden to question Assange at London embassy
MOSCOW – Ecuador’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it will allow Sweden to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
“According to the terms of the Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between Ecuador and Sweden, the Attorney General’s Office notified the Prosecutor of the Kingdom of Sweden of its willingness to process the interrogation of Julian Assange at the Embassy of Ecuador in London,” a statement on the ministry’s website said.
The WikiLeaks founder has been residing at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012 out of fear of being extradited to Sweden, where he has been accused of sexual assault, and from there to the United States where he could face espionage charges for publishing secret documents through his website. (PNA/Sputnik)