Swedish prosecutors offer to question Assange in London

Tuesday 17th March 2015 18:04 EDT

Sweden's Public Prosecutions Director Marianne Ny made the offer in a statement last Friday morning to Julian Assange's legal representatives on "whether Assange would consent to being interviewed in London and have his DNA taken via a swab", Xinhua news agency reported.

Assange, pictured, is wanted for questioning over the alleged rape and sexual assault claims made by two women in Sweden in 2010. But Assange denied the allegations, saying they were part of a smear campaign against him.

In 2010, Wikileaks reportedly began publishing 250,000 US diplomatic cables and 500,000 classified military reports, covering both US diplomacy and the US-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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