Pros­e­cu­tors ques­tion As­sange at Ecuadorean Em­bassy

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION + WORLD -

Wik­iLeaks founder Ju­lian As­sange was be­ing ques­tioned by pros­e­cu­tors Mon­day at the Ecuadorean Em­bassy in Lon­don about pos­si­ble sex­ual mis­con­duct com­mit­ted in Swe­den six years ago.

As­sange was be­ing in­ter­viewed at the em­bassy where he sought refuge more than four years ago. The ques­tion­ing was be­ing led by an Ecuadorean prose­cu­tor in the pres­ence of Swedish prose­cu­tor In­grid Is­gren and a Swedish po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tor.

Pros­e­cu­tors planned to ask As­sange to con­sent to pro­vid­ing a DNA sam­ple.

Swedish of­fi­cials are seek­ing in­for­ma­tion re­lated to al­le­ga­tions of se­ri­ous mis­con­duct made by two Swedish women he met in 2010. Some of the al­leged mis­con­duct is no longer be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by po­lice be­cause of the statute of lim­i­ta­tions.

He is, how­ever, be­ing ques­tioned about a pos­si­ble rape of one of the women who com­plained to au­thor­i­ties. He has not been in­dicted.

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