Prosecutors May Interview Assange for Three Working Days Starting Monday

© Sputnik / Alex MacNaughton / Go to the photo bankJulian Assange takes part in news conference via video link from Ecuadoran Embassy in London
Julian Assange takes part in news conference via video link from Ecuadoran Embassy in London - Sputnik International
The interview of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange regarding accusations of sexual assault may last for three working days starting on Monday, Swedish Media reported.

STOCKHOLM (Sputnik) — According to Sveriges Radio broadcaster, such assessment has been voiced out by Assange's Swedish lawyer Per E Samuelsson.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, in central London, Britain in this February 5, 2016. - Sputnik International
Prosecutors to Interview Assange on Rape Accusations Monday

"We hope that the interrogation will be of the highest possible quality and that Assange will be able to provide an explanation that will lead to the prosecutors closing the case. If it's low quality we will request a new interrogation," Samuelson said, as quoted by The Local newspaper.

The interview will be conducted by an Ecuadorian prosecutor, with the Swedish assistant prosecutor, Chief Prosecutor Ingrid Isgren, and a Swedish police investigator in attendance, according to the Swedish Prosecution Authority.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks to the media outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London in this December 5, 2011 file photo - Sputnik International
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The results of the interview are expected to be provided in written form to Swedish prosecutors.

Assange has been residing at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012 for fear of being extradited to Sweden where he has been accused of rape. The WikiLeaks founder denies the allegations, saying they are part of Washington's efforts to get him handed over to the United States where he is wanted for leaking thousands of top-secret documents.

The Swedish Court of Appeal upheld Assange's detention order in September despite a UN working group ruling earlier this year, according to which his de-facto incarceration is arbitrary.

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