Swedish Prosecutors Are Going to London for a Friendly Chat With Julian Assange

Image: AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Ecuador is officially fed up with Julian Assange.

The Chicago Tribune reported that Swedish prosecutors will be paying Ecuador’s four-year houseguest a visit a week from today. To recap: Sweden is the country from which the Wikileaks founder and “editor” fled in order to avoid rape charges. Those outstanding charges and the fear of extradition is why Assange has been seeking asylum in Ecuador’s London embassy.

While the investigation proper will be conducted by an Ecuadorian prosector, a Swedish assistant prosecutor and police investigator will be present during the meeting. With Assange’s consent, the prosecutors also hope to collect a DNA sample to aid in their investigation.

The visit from Swedish officials comes just weeks after Ecuador confirmed that it was responsible for cutting off Assange’s internet access. At the very least, this should quell the rumors that Assange has been either dead or interned at a CIA blacksite.

[Chicago Tribune]

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