WIKILEAKS

Assange Faces Swedish Prosecutor in London

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange finally faced a Swedish prosecutor Monday, more than six years after he was accused of rape in the Scandinavian country. The prosecutor came to Assange’s residence at the Ecuadorian embassy in London—where he has sought asylum since 2012 to avoid being extradited for the rape allegations—and interviewed the WikiLeaks chief via an Ecuadorian prosecutor who put forth questions submitted by Swedish prosecutors and police. Swedish officials have come under pressure to file formal rape charges against the Australian national or drop the case altogether, following a formal interview. Assange has resisted any extradition to Sweden for fear that it could lead to his eventual extradition to the U.S. to face charges for WikiLeaks’ release of classified diplomatic cables.