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WikiLeaks' Assange to Be Interviewed in Rape Case, Swedish Prosecutors Say

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    In this February 5, 2016, file photo, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he continues to seek asylum following an extradition request from Sweden.

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be interviewed next week over a six-year-old rape investigation at Assange's residence, Ecuador's Embassy in London, Swedish authorities said Monday.

    NBC News reported the step forward in the investigation into accusations of rape and sexual assault. Assange, who denies the allegations, has been holed up in the embassy since 2012 to avoid Sweden extraditing him to the United States, where he fears he'll be prosecuted for releasing a trove of secret diplomatic cables.

    Two accusations of sexual assault against Assange have been dropped, but prosecutors continue to investigate the rape allegation.

    An Ecuadorian prosecutor is set to interview Assange for the rape investigation, with Swedish authorities present, according to the Swedish Prosecution Authority.