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