Julian Assange has no "quick way out" of the Embassy of Ecuador after his November 14 interrogation, according to Ecuadorean prosecutors. The Ecuadorean state attorney was accompanied by a Swedish prosecutor who interviewed the WikiLeaks founder over claims that he sexually assaulted two women in 2010, according to The Guardian. Ecuador's prosecutor, Galo Chiriboga said Ecuadorean officials would send the official November 14 transcripts of Assange's evidence to Swedish authorities "in mid-December," according to The Guardian.
"Four years have passed and we are only at this stage, but that is no longer attributable to Ecuador, it is attributable to Swedish prosecutors. I do not think there is a quick way out."
Chiriboga told reporters that British police obtained a DNA sampled from Assange which could potentially be shipped to Sweden as prosecutors continue their investigation into the rape allegations, according to the Washington Times.
"Mr. Assange presented a document stating that he had already handed over the DNA sample to the British police... Therefore Sweden will now have to request that DNA sample from the British police."
"We have requested this interview repeatedly since 2010... Julian Assange has always wanted to tell his version to the Swedish police. He wants a chance to clear his name. We hope the investigation will be closed then."
Assange, who is Australian, has said he fears deportation to Sweden and the United States, where he could be charged for the publication of hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables.
According to the The Wall Street Journal, Julian also believes if he is extradited to Sweden he will then be extradited to the U.S., where he could face espionage charges due to leaking thousands of classified documents on the WikiLeaks website.