WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will face questioning at the Ecuadorean embassy in London.
President Rafael Correa told reporters in Quito on Wednesday that questions submitted by Swedish prosecutors will be asked of Assange, in relation to accusations of sexual assault made by two women.
“We are finally going to be able to do what we’ve wanted to do for over three years,” the mandate commented via a televised broadcast.
Assange, who rose to fame in 2006 when he founded the Wikileaks portal, has been hiding out in Ecuador’s embassy since June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden and has been confined there since.
He continues to claim that the investigation is a pretext and that Sweden would hand him over to the United States.
Assange angered U.S. officials by publishing reams of leaked diplomatic cables and sensitive war-related documents on the site in 2010.