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Frustrated Assange marks three years in Ecuadoran embassy

• http://news.yahoo.com, By Robin Millard

The Australian activist said a long-awaited interview with the prosecutors fell through in what he labelled a "public relations exercise", although the prosecutor's office declined to comment.

Assange, 43, sought asylum in the embassy in June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces allegations by two women, one of rape and one of sexual assault, which he denies.

The former computer hacker fears extradition to Sweden could lead to him being transferred to the United States to face trial over WikiLeaks' publication of classified US military and diplomatic documents.

Prosecutors had long insisted that he travel to Sweden for questioning but in March they agreed to go to London instead.


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