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Julian Assange questioned by prosecutor at Ecuador's embassy in London

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 01:19

Swedish prosecutor questions WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London over allegations that he committed rape in Sweden in 2010. Nathan Frandino reports.

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STORY: Surrounded by media, Swedish Chief Prosecutor Ingrid Isgren arrived at the Ecuadorian Embassy, to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over allegations that he committed rape in Sweden in 2010. Assange has been living at the embassy for four years now under political asylum. He fears that if extradited to Sweden, he could then be sent to the U.S. where a criminal investigation is underway into the publication of U.S. secrets by WikiLeaks. About a dozen protesters gathered outside to rally behind him. They say he's been denied the right to clear his name. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PETER TATCHELL, HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGNER SAYING: "The question we have to ask is why have the Swedish prosecutors taken so long to come here and ask him those questions, even though they were rebuked way back in 2014 by the Swedish courts for the delays and hesitations. They are here now, Julian Assange will answer those questions, and let's hope that will be an end to it." Assange has denied the rape allegation. Chief Prosecutor Isgren spent about four hours inside the embassy. She left without comment.

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Julian Assange questioned by prosecutor at Ecuador's embassy in London

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 01:19