Twist to Wikileaks asylum saga
The plan of Swedish prosecutors to question Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Embassy of Ecuador – bringing to an end his three-year asylum at the mission – has stalled due to last-minute disagreements between Ecuador and Sweden over conditions for the meeting.
The whistleblower is wanted for questioning over allegations of sexual assault, which he denies. He has refused to travel to Sweden fearing he would be extradited to the US and put on trial over WikiLeaks’ publication of classified documents.
Ttime is running out for the prosecutors as two of the alleged offences will reach their statute of limitation on 13 and 18 August.