In the first signs of movement following years of legal limbo involving the exiled Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, whose releases of hacked DNC and Podesta emails over the past few months have had a dramatic impact on the US political system, Swedish Chief Prosecutor Ingrid Isgren arrived at Ecuador’s London embassy to question Assange, following a prolonged deadlock in an alleged rape case opened in Sweden more than six years ago.
As CNN reports, Assange gave a statement in the presence of a Swedish prosecutor regarding allegations he sexually assaulted two women in the country six years ago, WikiLeaks tweeted Monday. The questioning took place in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where the 45-year-old Australian has been residing since claiming political asylum back in 2012, when Sweden issued a European arrest warrant for him.
An Ecuadorean prosecutor is interviewing Assange, asking questions the Swedish side had submitted previously. The interview is attended by Sweden’s chief prosecutor Ingred Isgren.