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Ben Quinn. For more newsletters, check out our newsletters page. An Ecuadorian prosecutor conducted the interview on behalf of Sweden's chief prosecutor, Ingrid Isgren. She has since spoken publicly under her name, Anna Ardin. More From the Los Angeles Times.
His lawyers fought the decision fearing he would end up being extradited to the US from Sweden to face some form of espionage charge relating to the top-secret information he had published via WikiLeaks. Will moviegoers buy it? A discarded tissue brought him down.
The sex crime allegations against Assange stem from a visit he made to Stockholm in August , a few months after WikiLeaks gained international notoriety by publishing material leaked by then-Army private and whistleblower Chelsea Manning about the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Swedish prosecutors dropped the case of alleged sexual misconduct when the statute of limitations ran out in , leaving only the rape allegation. Swire added: "I have instructed our ambassador in Quito to reiterate to Ecuador that the continuing failure to expedite the Swedish prosecutor's interview and to bring this situation to an end, is being seen as a growing stain on the country's reputation.