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Ecuador to Set Date for Assange to be Questioned by Sweden

FILE - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds a copy of a U.N. ruling as he makes a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, in central London, Britain, Feb. 5, 2016.

Ecuador says it's ready to set a date for Swedish prosecutors to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the South American country's embassy in London for four years.

Assange is wanted for questioning by Swedish police over sexual offenses stemming from his visit to the country in 2010. He denies all the accusations against him made by two women.

Ecuador said in a statement Thursday that a date for the questioning in the embassy will be set “in the coming weeks.”

Ecuador says it stands by its August 2012 commitment to grant Assange asylum due to “fears of political persecution.”