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Assange to be questioned over alleged rape case later today

Assange to be questioned over alleged rape case later today Swedish prosecutors are set to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange later on Monday.

The interview will take place in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London over an alleged rape case which was opened in Sweden more than six years ago.

Assange will be interviewed by an Ecuadorean prosecutor with questions had been submitted by the Swedish side.

It is reported Swedens deputy chief prosecutor Ingred Isgren and police inspector Cecilia Redell will attend the questioning with a right to ask for clarifications.

They are reported not to be eligible to pose new questions.

Assanges answers will be transcribed and sent to the Swedish authorities for processing.

It is also possible Assange will be taken a DNA sample if he agreeds.

Ecuador's foreign minister Guillaume Long told the Press Association that he was pleased with the perspective of the interview at last.

This is something that Ecuador has been inviting the Swedish prosecutors to do ever since we granted asylum to Mr. Assange in 2012.

What we have asked from Sweden and the UK are guarantees that Mr. Assange will not be extradited to a third country where he could be persecuted for his work as a journalist, Long said.
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