Ecuador is officially fed up with Julian Assange.
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The Chicago Tribune reported that a week from today Swedish prosecutors will be paying Ecuador’s four-year houseguest a visit. To recap: Sweden is the country from which the Wikileaks founder and “editor” fled in order to avoid rape charges. Those outstanding charges and the fear of persecution is why Assange has been seeking asylum in Ecuador’s London embassy.
While the investigation proper will be conducted by an Ecuadorian prosecutor, a Swedish assistant prosecutor and police investigator will be present during the meeting. With Assange’s consent, the prosecutors also hope to collect a DNA sample to aid in their investigation.
The visit from Swedish officials comes just weeks after Ecuador confirmed that it was responsible for cutting off Assange’s internet access. At the very least, this should quell the rumours that Assange has been either dead or interned at a CIA blacksite.