Julian Assange to be questioned at embassy over sex assault allegations

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Ecuador’s president has said Julian Assange will be questioned at the embassy where he has been holed up for more than three years over allegations of sex assault.

In a significant breakthrough in the case, Ecuador has struck a deal with Swedish prosecutors that will see the WikiLeaks founder face questions over allegations he sexually assaulted two women, without having to leave the building.

President Rafael Correa said the Swedish authorities will submit questions to Ecuadorian officials, who will then quiz Mr Assange about them.

Mr Assange has been living in the embassy in Knightsbridge, west London, for more than three years and has been granted political asylum by the Ecuador government.

He is wanted for questioning in Sweden over sex assault allegations against two women, which he has always denied.

He fears being transported to the United States to be quizzed over the activities of WikiLeaks if he goes to Sweden.

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