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Julian Assange interview ends

Published tisdag 15 november 2016 kl 16.15
Julian Assange
Assange was questioned about an allegation that dates back to 2010 when he was in Stockholm. Credit: Markus Schreiber/AP

Swedish prosecutors have concluded their questioning of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation.

Sweden's deputy chief prosecutor Ingrid Isgren and a Swedish police inspector were present for the questioning of Assange, which began at the Ecuadorian embassy – where he has been living since 2012 - on Monday morning.

An Ecuadorean prosecutor put forward questions to Assange that Swedish prosecutors had submitted. Sweden must now wait for Ecuador to submit a written statement with Assange’s answers before deciding whether to continue the investigation.

The accusations against Assange stem back to time he spent in Sweden in 2010. Three of those offences have already passed the statute of limitations, but he can still be questioned about an allegation of rape.

The Australian has always protested his innocence, but refused to go to Sweden for questioning fearing he would be extradited to the United States for publishing classified documents online.

The Swedish Prosecution Authority said in a statement that it cannot give any information about the interview as the investigation is still ongoing.

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