Ecuadorian Attorney General informs Sweden of new date to receive Julian Assange’s statement
13 de Octubre de 2016 - 06h34
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Published Wednesday 12th of October 2016 09:50
Quito, October 12, 2016. – 14 November, 2016, at 10:00, has been set as the new date to receive Julian Assange’s statement, requested by the prosecutor in Sweden via the International Criminal Assistance.
Assange asked to defer the judicial proceedings, which were scheduled for 17 October 2016. The request was made by letter, through the Ambassador of Ecuador to the United Kingdom, in which he argued his reasons of guaranteed protection and his own defense. In respect of this requirement and for constitutional guarantees of national and foreign citizens, under Ecuadorian jurisdiction, the Attorney General’s Office decided to set the new date for November 14 at the Embassy of Ecuador in London.
This date change is notified to the Prosecutor of the Kingdom of Sweden, the legal defense team of Australian citizen Julian Assange, the Public Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador.
Wilson Toainga is the prosecutor appointed by the Attorney General, Galo Chiriboga Zambrano, to receive Julian Assange’s statement.
Mr. Toainga will take his statement based on a list of questions submitted by the Swedish Ministry of Justice, regarding a preliminary investigation for alleged rape.
This collaboration of the Attorney General is set in compliance with an Agreement of Judicial Intervention in Criminal Matters signed on 2015 between Ecuador and Sweden.
Julian Assange sought asylum under Ecuadorian jurisdiction and has been in the Embassy of Ecuador in the United Kingdom since 2012
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