Sweden bid to end Assange deadlock

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Published: Friday 13th March 2015 by The News Editor

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Swedish prosecutors have asked to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been staying for almost three years.

The move could signal a dramatic breakthrough in the deadlocked case.

The Australian arrived at the embassy in June 2012 and was granted political asylum.

He is wanted for questioning in Sweden over sex allegations by two women – which he denies – but fears being extradited to the United States if he leaves the London embassy.

The Swedish prosecutors are also asking to conduct a DNA test.

Mr Assange has previously offered to be interviewed inside the embassy building but the Swedish authorities have so far refused.

Published: Friday 13th March 2015 by The News Editor

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