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Ecuador signs deal with Sweden for Assange questioning

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Ecuador signs deal with Sweden for Assange questioning


Ecuador and Sweden have agreed to allow WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be questioned by Swedish authorities at Ecuador’s embassy in London where he’s been holed up for three years.

Assange is facing sexual assault charges and fears extradition to Sweden who might send him to the US where he could be put on trial over the publication of classified military and diplomatic documents five years ago. It was the one of the largest leaks in US history.

Assange denies the charges of sexual assault and rape against two women in 2010.

Britain, which has accused Ecuador of preventing the course of justice by allowing Assange to remain at its London embassy, has welcomed the move.

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