Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been fighting extradition to Sweden since 2010 and he has been in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012.
Now it looks like the Swedish prosecutors are making a U-turn and have agreed to question Julian Assange in the UK, something he has been asking for since the whole thing started.
The Swedish prosecutors are changing their mind because the case against Mr Assange could expire under the statute of limitations in August of this year. Here is what the Swedish authorities had to say about the case.
“My view has always been that to perform an interview with him at the Ecuadorean embassy in London would lower the quality of the interview, and that he would need to be present in Sweden in any case should there be a trial in the future,” lead prosecutor Marianne Ny said in a statement.
“Now that time is of the essence, I have viewed it therefore necessary to accept such deficiencies in the investigation and likewise take the risk that the interview does not move the case forward.”
Whilst the right to question Mr Assange runs out in August, the Swedish authorities have until 2020 to investigate the case against him.
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