Written by Tharushan Fernando
11 Aug, 2016 | 11:17 am
Ecuador has allowed Sweden to interview Wikileaks co-founder Julian Asange,
Four years after the initial offer from Ecuadorian authorities,Sweden made a formal request to interview Assange in Ecuador’s London Embassy in June.
The request marks a shift in in policy that could mark an end to the stalemate. The deal was seemingly struck after Ecuador’s attorney general responded positively to a request from the Swedish government to interview the WikiLeaks founder in the building.
Four years later Sweden accepts Ecuador’s offer to take Assange’s statement. Maybe. https://t.co/IAVlxlV7lz
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 11, 2016
The editor-in-chief of the organisation WikiLeaks, has been subject to extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning concerning an allegation of rape, since November 2010
Assange denies the allegation and has expressed concern that he will be extradited from the Kingdom of Sweden to the United States of America due to his perceived role in publishing secret American documents.
After exhausting his legal options in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Assange failed to surrender for extradition
Following which he sought and was granted asylum by the Republic of Ecuador in August 2012 and has since remained in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, and he is unable to leave without being arrested for breaching his bail conditions.
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