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Ecuador Will Set Date for Assange to Be Questioned Over Rape Allegations

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Ecuador is ready to set a date for Swedish prosecutors to interview Julian Assange in its London embassy where the Wikileaks founder has been holed up since 2012, it said Thursday.

Swedish authorities want to question Assange, 45, over allegations that he committed rape in 2010. He denies the allegations. He avoided possible extradition to Sweden by taking refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London.

"In the coming weeks, a date will be established for the proceedings to be held at the Embassy of Ecuador in the United Kingdom", Ecuador's foreign ministry said in the statement.

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In late May, a Swedish lower court upheld the arrest warrant for Assange, saying the stay at Ecuador's London embassy did not equal detention.

Last year, Sweden's Supreme Court rejected a previous appeal by Assange to revoke a detention order.

Image: Assange spoke from the balcony of the Ecuadorean embassy in London in 2012.
Assange spoke from the balcony of the Ecuadorean embassy in London in 2012. FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / EPA