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>> Could this be the beginning of the end for the WikiLeaks deadlock? Ecuador finally setting a date for Julian Assange to be questioned in a Swedish rape investigation. This comes after four years of squabbling. Sweden originally wanted Assange extradited from London, where he's been holed up in Ecuador's embassy.
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The final decision, an Ecuadorian prosecutor will lead the questioning on Saturday and Swedish prosecutors will be present. Reuters' Daniel Dixon in Stockholm says, even if this goes well though, Assange will still be in hot water.>> Sweden could either, after the interview, decide to drop the investigation. Which does not necessarily mean that Julian Assange is a free man and can go to Ecuador where he has been granted asylum.
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He also faces the very real possibility of Britain arresting him for breaching bail conditions.>> Assange denies the accusations of rape, and wants to clear his name. He's convinced the case will be dropped. But even if it is, it's not this investigation that he really fears.>> Julian Assange would see it as a big relief if Sweden eventually dropped the investigation.
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Although he says he fears much more a grand jury investigation into WikiLeak in the United States. WikiLeaks has leaked hundreds of thousands of documents.>> WikiLeaks' publication of US government secrets in 2010 was one of the biggest information drops in Washington's history. The criminal investigation into the website's activities is still ongoing there.
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If Assange was charged and convicted in the US, he could find himself facing the death penalty.