Swedish officials will have a first meeting with their Ecuadorian counterparts in Stockholm in an attempt to come up with a way for Swedish prosecutors to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, news agency AFP reports.
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- On Monday.
- Statute of limitation expires.
Sweden will drop the investigation of Julian Assange regarding suspected sexual molestation and unlawful coercion, as the statute of limitation expired on Thursday, the Swedish Prosecution Authority says in a press release.
- As a condition of questioning.
Sweden's government would be forced to break the law if it were to meet the conditions Ecuador has set for Swedish prosecutors to question Julian Assange.
- "The application should have been sent in earlier."
Ecuador believes it's Sweden's fault that it is taking so long to organize the questioning of Wikileaks mastermind Julian Assange over sex crime allegations, according to Swedish Radio News.
- Alleged sex crimes.
In about a month, in mid-August, several of the sex crimes Julian Assange is accused of may be written off if the prosecutor fails to indict the Wikileaks-founder, reports Swedish Radio News.
- Wanted for questioning for sexual assault in Sweden.
France has rejected an asylum request from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, saying he does not face immediate danger.
- Plan to question in June or July.
Swedish prosecutors had to cancel a planned questioning of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Wednesday while they wait for permission from Ecuadorian officials, Swedish Radio News reports.
The lawyer for Julian Assange says his client has agreed to be questioned in the Ecuadorian embassy over sex crime allegations.
- Time running out.
Swedish prosecutors on Friday offered to travel to London to question WikiLeaks-founder Julian Assange over rape allegations, a U-turn which could bring a breakthrough in the case.
- Has lived in embassy since 2012.
Police in London say they are looking over the policy of keeping police stationed outside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, keeping watch on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, news agency AP reports.
Julian Assange's fight against extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault has now cost the British taxpayer £10 million, Scotland Yard revealed on Friday.
- Has spent two years in embassy.
Ecuador has guaranteed political asylum to Julian Assange for ”as long as necessary”, a vow that comes a day after a Swedish court upheld an arrest warrant for the Wikileaks founder.
- Hoping for a live-link.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden will not be coming to Stockholm to receive his Right Livelihood Prize, it has been announced today.
- Detention order still stands.
Sweden's Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by Julian Assange's lawyers to have his detention set aside.