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WikiLeaks Leader Julian Asange Has Been Questioned By Prosecutors In The Ecuadorean Embasy

By Luis Fran , Nov 14, 2016 06:55 PM EST
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WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange faced questioning on Monday by a Swedish prosecutor in the Ecuadorean embassy located in London, England, after he was accused of raping two women in Sweden six years ago. The non-profit organization has always denied the accusations and was benefit with political asylum in 2012 to avoid the extradition.

Julian Assange´s Lawyer Wasn´t Allowed To Be In The Interview

A high number of journalists apparently awaited the Swedish prosecutor Ingrid Isgren as she arrived at the Ecuadorean embassy to make the questions related to the alleged sexual assault. It was also reported that the European nation prepared a list of question for an Ecuadorean prosecutor to ask WikiLeaks leader and his team in the presence of a Swedish police investigator and Isgren.

The Swedish prosecutor has been allowed to ask WikiLeaks founder to clarify his answer but not to ask any additional question. Also, she will receive a written transcript of the exchanges from Ecuador after the questioning concludes. However, the event started with controversy, since Assange´s Swedish lawyer Per Samuelson was barred for the interview, which continued without his presence.

According to The Guardian, this case started to be extremely difficult for the Swedish investigators since Julian Assange fled to the Ecuadorean embassy, since the prosecutors initially insisted that he would have to go to Sweden to be questioned, and he refused by the reason that he could be extradited to the U.S. for WikiLeak publications.

WikiLeaks Leader Was Blamed For Interfering With The US Elections

In fact, Julian Assange was recently blamed for interfering with the presidential elections, since his organizations released thousands of classified information about Hillary Clinton after they get private emails of her campaign chairman, John Podesta. The U.S. government stated that Russia could have been the one who made the hack and gave the information to WikiLeaks.

Although both parties have strongly denied the American accusations, some days ago Kremlin-analyst Sergey Markov confessed that Russia might have helped the radical transparency organization to release the documents about the Democratic nominee, in order to get Donald Trump elected as the new president.

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