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2016

  • The interview with Assange has concluded

    The interview with Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London has ended. The results of the interview will later be reported from Ecuador to the Swedish prosecutors in a written statement.

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    The interview with Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London has ended. 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. 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. Press service46 10 562 50 20

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  • Today Julian Assange was interviewed at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Tomorrow (15 November 2016) the interview will continue.

    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. 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. Read more about the Assange matter with a chronology: https://www.aklagare.se/en/nyheter--press/media/the-assange-matter/ Press service46 10 562 50 20

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  • Interview with Julian Assange next week

    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.

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    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. Press service 46 10 562 50 20

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  • To be able to attend a funeral, Julian Assange has requested the Swedish prosecutor to grant a leave from the detention and the European Arrest Warrant. The prosecutor has rejected the request, as there is no ground in Swedish legislation to make an exemption from a court's decision of detention in absence or from a decision on a European Arrest Warrant, neither by granting a leave nor by any other means. Press service46 10 562 50 20

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  • Interview with Assange delayed

    The Attorney General’s Office of Ecuador has announced that the interview with Julian Assange, that should take place on Monday 17 October, has been delayed. The interview will be held 14 November.

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    The Attorney General’s Office of Ecuador has announced that the interview with Julian Assange, that should take place on Monday 17 October, has been delayed. The interview will be held 14 November.

    The Attorney General's Office of Ecuador has announced that the interview with Julian Assange, that should take place on Monday 17 October, has been delayed. The interview will be held 14 November. The interview has been postponed to mid-November to make it possible for Assange's lawyer to attend. The Swedish assistant prosecutor, Chief Prosecutor Ingrid Isgren, and a Swedish police investigator have been allowed to be present at the interview. Press service 46 10 562 50 20

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  • Julian Assange still detained

    Svea Court of Appeal has today decided that Julian Assange will still be detained in his absence, suspected on probable cause for rape, less serious crime. On 17 October he will be interviewed at Ecuador’s embassy in London.

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    Svea Court of Appeal has today decided that Julian Assange will still be detained in his absence, suspected on probable cause for rape, less serious crime. On 17 October he will be interviewed at Ecuador’s embassy in London.

    Svea Court of Appeal has today decided that Julian Assange will still be detained in his absence, suspected on probable cause for rape, less serious crime. On 17 October he will be interviewed at Ecuador's embassy in London. Julian Assange has the opportunity to appeal the detention order to the Supreme Court. - Julian Assange is, on probable cause, suspected of rape, less serious crime, and the risk of evasion is still substantial. In our opinion, the public interest to continue the investigation still carries weight. The court shares our view that a continued detention complies with the principle of proportionality, says Director of Public Prosecution, Marianne Ny. - I welcome the setting of a date for the interview. It will enable the investigation to move forward, says Director of Prosecution, Marianne Ny. The results of the investigative matters conducted by the Ecuadorian prosecutor will later be reported to Sweden by Ecuador. Following receipt of the report, the Swedish prosecutor will take a view on how the investigation will proceed. Press release from Svea Court of Appeal Press service 46 10 562 50 20

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  • The General State Prosecutor of Ecuador has informed that Julian Assange will be interviewed at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Monday 17 October.

    The interview will be conducted by an Ecuadorian prosecutor. Chief prosecutor Ingrid Isgren and a Swedish police investigator have been allowed to be present to ask questions through the Ecuadorian prosecutor. - I welcome the fact that the investigation will move forward, says Director of Prosecution Marianne Ny, who is responsible for the investigation. The results of the investigative matters conducted by the Ecuadorian prosecutor will later be reported from Ecuador. After the report, the Swedish prosecutor will take a view on the continuing of the investigation. At present, the prosecutors cannot provide more information. Press service 46 10 562 50 20

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  • The prosecutor comments on the fact that Stockholm City Court has decided that Julian Assange is to remain detained.

    Stockholm City Court has today decided that Julian Assange will still be detained, suspected on probable cause for rape, less serious crime. Julian Assange has the opportunity to appeal the detention order to the Svea Court of Appeal. - Julian Assange is, on probable cause, suspected of rape, less serious crime, and the risk of evasion is still substantial. In our opinion, the public interest to continue the investigation still carries weight. The efforts to conduct an interview and take DNA samples continue, and we are still awaiting a response to the application for legal assistance which was submitted to Ecuador in March 2016. The Court shares our view that a continued detention complies with the principle of proportionality, says Director of Public Prosecution Marianne Ny. A renewed request to interview Assange at Ecuador's embassy in London was submitted in March. - We have not yet received a reply, says Marianne Ny. Press service 46 10 562 50 20

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  • Statement concerning the detention of Assange

    The prosecutors have presented a written statement to the Stockholm District Court concerning the detention of Julian Assange. Assange’s lawyers have requested the Court to annul the detention order, which the prosecutors contest.

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    The prosecutors have presented a written statement to the Stockholm District Court concerning the detention of Julian Assange. Assange’s lawyers have requested the Court to annul the detention order, which the prosecutors contest.

    The prosecutors have presented a written statement to the Stockholm District Court concerning the detention of Julian Assange. Assange's lawyers have requested the Court to annul the detention order, which the prosecutors contest. In a letter of response to the District Court, the prosecutors express the opinion that they contest that the Court should annul the detention order. Julian Assange is still, on probable cause, suspected of a serious crime and the risk of evasion stands. On 11 May 2015, the Supreme Court stated in its adjudication of the detention order that the public interest of continuing the investigation carries weight. The Supreme Court did not hold a continued detention to be contrary to the principle of proportionality. - We continue in our attempts to interview Julian Assange at Ecuador's embassy in London. In the beginning of 2016, the Prosecutor-General of Ecuador rejected, on formal grounds, a request concerning permission to conduct an interview. Therefore, a renewed request was submitted in March. We have not yet received a reply, says Director of Public Prosecution, Marianne Ny. In summary, the prosecutors argue that a continued detention complies with the principle of proportionality and that there is, at the moment, no reason to annul the detention order. Furthermore, the prosecutors write that whilst they do not oppose an oral hearing, they do not find it necessary as the matter was heard by the Supreme Court as late as 2015 and as the parties have thoroughly expressed their positions in writing. The written statment (in Swedish) Comments by the Government of Sweden February 4 Presstjänsten010-562 50 20

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  • Status of the Assange case 9 February 2016.

    The prosecutor responsible for the case, Director of Public Prosecution Marianne Ny, is currently working on a renewed request to interview Julian Assange at Ecuador's embassy in London. A former request was rejected in January by the Prosecutor-General of Ecuador. - Concerning the report that was issued last week, I would like to state that it does not change my earlier assessments in the investigation, says Marianne Ny. Marianne Ny does not give interviews. When new information can be provided it will be published at the Swedish Prosecution Authority's web page, www.aklagare.se. Press service 46 10 562 50 20

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