Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to be questioned by Sweden

New Delhi, Dec.14 (ANI): Ecuador has agreed to allow Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to be questioned by the Swedish authorities at the Ecuadorean embassy in London.

Assange took refuge there three years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden on charges of sexual assault against two women in 2010.

He denies the accusations and says he fears Sweden would extradite him to the United States for possible trial there.

In 2010, Wikileaks published a huge number of classified documents of the United States, stirring a global controversy.

Britain has accused Ecuador of perverting the course of justice by allowing Assange to remain in its embassy.

Assange’s international legal defence team co-ordinator, Baltasar Garzon said Assange’s rights need to be respected by Sweden and the United Kingdom. (ANI)

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