Assange unconditionally welcomes Swedish questioning

The lawyer for Julian Assange says his client has agreed to be questioned in the Ecuadorian embassy over sex crime allegations.

“Today we sent a written confirmation to the prosecutor, saying Julian Assange consents to be questioned,” says defence lawyer Thomas Ohlsson to Dagens Nyheter.

Defence lawyer Thomas Ohlsson says his client has not placed any conditions on the interview taking place.

Swedish prosecutors want to question the WikiLeaks frontman over suspicions he committed rape and molestation on a visit to Sweden in 2010.

He has political asylum in Ecuador’s London embassy over fears he will be extradited to the USA, or the victim of an extra-legal rendition.

Prosecutor Marianne Ny will make a public statement on Friday, reports news agency TT.