12 October 2015
Swedish Prosecutor Comment on Assange Supervision
The Assange matter comment concerning the supervision
Comment by the prosecutor about the decision from the Metropolitan Police
to withdraw the physical presence of police officers from outside the Ecuadorian
Embassay, where Mr. Assange resides.
This is a decision made by British authorities and is not a result
of actions by a Swedish prosecutor. I am fully confident that the Metropolitan
Police makes correct judgement and that they handle the supervision in the
best possible way, says Director of Public Prosecution Ms. Marianne Ny.
As we have announced earlier, the investigation will continue with
respect to suspected rape, less serious crime. We are awaiting a general
agreement between Sweden and Ecuador, to enable Ecuador to give consent to
interview Mr. Assange at the embassy in London, says Marianne Ny.
Julian Assange, on his own accord, has evaded prosecution by seeking refuge
in the Embassy of Ecuador. Great Britain, therefore, has not been able to
execute the decision from the Supreme Court to surrender him to Sweden.
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