France has rejected an asylum request from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, saying he does not face immediate danger.
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- Wanted for questioning for sexual assault in Sweden.
- 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.
- Rumored to have medical problems; offered few details.
During a Monday morning press conference at the Ecuadorian embassy, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said he would leave the emabssy "soon" but gave scant details on his statement. Assange said his health has suffered during his more than 2-year stay at the embassy.
- Denied by District Court.
The Swedish defence lawyer for Julian Assange says to Radio Sweden his client is prepared to fight all the way, and they are confident of a good result in the Appeal Court.
- "We will appeal."
The Stockholm District Court decided on Wednesday to uphold the arrest warrant against Julian Assange.