Swedish prosecutors plan to question Assange at Ecuador embassy in London in June or July

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on a screen speaking via web cast from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London during an event on the sideline of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council session on March 23, 2015 in Geneva. Swedish prosecu
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on a screen speaking via web cast from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London during an event on the sideline of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council session on March 23, 2015 in Geneva. Swedish prosecutors plan to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Ecuador's embassy in London in June or July, the prosecutor said on Monday, June 15. -- PHOTO: AFP

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish prosecutors plan to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Ecuador's embassy in London in June or July, the prosecutor said on Monday.

The prosecutors have submitted a request for legal assistance to the English authorities and a request to Ecuador for permission to interview Assange during those two months, the prosecutor said in a statement.

The 43-year-old Australian has been in the embassy building since June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over allegations of sexual assault against two women in 2010. He denies the accusations.

Prosecutors first insisted Assange should travel to Sweden for questioning, but in a U-turn in March agreed to conduct the interview in London.