A United Nations panel said on Friday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been "arbitrarily detained" by Sweden and the UK during his three-year stay at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Follow Radio Sweden's coverage of Sweden and Wikileaks, from the accusations that founder Julian Assange was guilty of rape and sexual harassment in this country, to news based on revelations on the site about Sweden, to its hosting on Swedish servers.
- United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.
- "Arbitrary detention" claims.
A United Nations panel investigating WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's alleged "unlawful detention" has ruled in his favor, the BBC reports, though the panel's report is not due to be made public until tomorrow. The Swedish foreign ministry also confirmed this information for news agency TT.
- Latest in back-and-forth between Sweden and Ecuador.
Ecuador's authorities have proposed to question Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, themselves, on behalf of the Swedish prosecutor, and has asked for a list of the questions that the Swedish prosecutor wants to pose.
- Ecuadorean embassy in London.
British police officers have been removed from the Ecuadorean Embassy where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has sought refuge since June 2012.
- Can be questioned next year.
Sweden may soon have a legal agreement with Ecuador that makes it possible for a Swedish prosecutor to cross-examine rape suspect and Wikileaks-founder Julian Assange.
- On Monday.
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.
- "It's unacceptable that they haven't made any efforts to interrogate Julian Assange in London for such a long time."(2:37 min)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.