Interview with Julian Assange next week

Published: 11/7/2016 8:33:00 AM

Julian Assange will be interviewed at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Monday 14 November. Ecuador has granted the Swedish request for legal assistance in criminal matters and the interview will be conducted by an Ecuadorian prosecutor. The Swedish assistant prosecutor, Chief Prosecutor Ingrid Isgren, and a Swedish police investigator have been allowed to be present at the interview. Providing Julian Assange gives his consent, a DNA sample will also be taken.

The results of the interview will later be reported from Ecuador to the Swedish prosecutors in a written statement. After this report, the prosecutors will take a view on the continuation of the investigation.

Ingrid Isgren will not give interviews during her stay in London. As the investigation is ongoing, it is subject to confidentiality. This confidentiality also applies according to Ecuadorian legislation for the investigative measures conducted at the embassy. Therefore, the prosecutors cannot provide information concerning details of the investigation after the interview.

- I welcome the fact that the investigation can now move forward via an interview with the suspect, says Director of Prosecution Marianne Ny, who is responsible for the investigation.

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