Sunday 4 December 2016

Prosecutors end questioning of Julian Assange in London's Ecuadorian embassy

Alan Jones

Published 15/11/2016 | 15:28

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Swedish prosecutor Ingrid Isgren leaves the Ecuadorian embassy in London where Swedish authorites interviewed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Swedish prosecutor Ingrid Isgren arrives for the second day at the Ecuadorian embassy in London (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The interview with Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London has ended after a second day of questioning.

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The Swedish Prosecution Authority said prosecutors will now take a view on the continuation of the investigation against the WikiLeaks founder.

He faces a sex allegation which he has always denied.

Assistant prosecutor Ingrid Isgren and Swedish police inspector Cecilia Redell were again present at Tuesday's interview.

A statement said: "As the investigation is ongoing, it is subject to confidentiality. This confidentiality also applies according to Ecuadorian legislation for the investigative measures conducted at the embassy. Therefore, the prosecutors cannot provide information concerning details of the investigation."

Questions supplied by Swedish officials were put by an Ecuador government representative to Mr Assange, during several hours yesterday, and again this morning.

Swedish prosecutor Ingrid Isgren leaves the Ecuadorian embassy in London where Swedish authorites interviewed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Credit : Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire
Swedish prosecutor Ingrid Isgren leaves the Ecuadorian embassy in London where Swedish authorites interviewed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Credit : Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire
Swedish prosecutor Ingrid Isgren leaves the Ecuadorian embassy in London where Swedish authorites interviewed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Credit: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire

He has been living inside the embassy for over four years, believing that if he leaves, he will be extradited to the United States for questioning over the activities of WikiLeaks.

Ecuador's UK ambassador Carlos Ortiz was in the embassy during the interview, as well as lawyers for Mr Assange.

Ms Isgren faced a battery of photographers as she arrived and left the embassy in Knightsbridge, but she made no comment.

Supporters of Mr Assange held vigils outside the embassy over the past two days, while Mr Assange's cat sat in a window looking out at the scenes in front of him.

The cat has its own Twitter feed, which says it lives with Mr Assange and is "interested in counter-purrveillance".

Julian Assange's cat sits in the window of Ecuador's embassy in London, Britain November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall
Julian Assange's cat sits in the window of Ecuador's embassy in London, Britain November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall

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