Assange to be questioned in London over Swedish sex claims – The Times (subscription)
The Australian whistleblower Julian Assange has welcomed a surprise offer from
Swedish prosecutors to visit London to question him about rape and sexual
The founder of WikiLeaks has been holed up for almost three years in the
Ecuadorean embassy in Knightsbridge to avoid extradition to Stockholm, where
he is wanted for questioning over allegations made by two local women.
Mr Assange fears that if he goes to Sweden he risks being extradited to the
United States on far more serious charges relating to the leaking of
millions of confidential diplomatic and military cables.
Prosecutors have always ruled out