The British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Hugo Swire, affirmed on Tuesday that the UK Government would do “absolutely everything” so that the Swedish justice interrogate in London the Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange.
Swire said in the House of Commons that the British government is willing to give an “active welcome” to the Swedish chief prosecutor, Marianne Ny, leading the case against the Australian activist, accused in 2010 of four alleged sex crimes in the Nordic country.
Assange´s lawyers in Sweden, Per Samuelson and Thomas Olsson, claimed earlier this year their client to be questioned in London and criticized that the prosecutor has “refused” that possibility until now.
The British Secretary of State said today that his government is in favor of this possibility, when replying to a parliamentary question from the Conservative deputy Anne McIntosh.
Assange took refuge in June 2012 at the Embassy of Ecuador in the British capital, where he received political asylum to avoid extradition.