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Swedish prosecutors request to question Julian Assange in London in sex crimes investigation.

  • FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2012 file photo, Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, arrives at the Supreme Court in London. Swedish prosecutors on Friday March 13, 2015 offered to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London, potentially unlocking a stalemate in an almost five-year-old investigation into alleged sex crimes. Prosecutors had previously refused to travel to London, where Assange has taken refuge at the Ecuadorean embassy. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2012 file photo, Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, arrives at the Supreme Court in London. Swedish prosecutors on Friday March 13, 2015 offered to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London, potentially unlocking a stalemate in an almost five-year-old investigation into alleged sex crimes. Prosecutors had previously refused to travel to London, where Assange has taken refuge at the Ecuadorean embassy. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • A police officer stands  outside of the Ecuadorean embassy in London, Friday, March 13, 2015. Swedish prosecutors on Friday offered to travel to London to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been living at the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012, potentially breaking a stalemate in an almost five-year-old investigation into alleged sex crimes, (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    A police officer stands outside of the Ecuadorean embassy in London, Friday, March 13, 2015. Swedish prosecutors on Friday offered to travel to London to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been living at the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012, potentially breaking a stalemate in an almost five-year-old investigation into alleged sex crimes, (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)  (The Associated Press)

  • The flag flies outside of the Ecuadorean embassy in London, Friday, March 13, 2015. Swedish prosecutors on Friday offered to travel to London to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been living at the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012, potentially breaking a stalemate in an almost five-year-old investigation into alleged sex crimes, (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    The flag flies outside of the Ecuadorean embassy in London, Friday, March 13, 2015. Swedish prosecutors on Friday offered to travel to London to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been living at the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012, potentially breaking a stalemate in an almost five-year-old investigation into alleged sex crimes, (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)  (The Associated Press)

Swedish prosecutors have offered to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London, potentially unlocking a stalemate in an almost five-year-old investigation into alleged sex crimes.

Prosecutors had previously refused to travel to London, where Assange has taken refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy. Lead prosecutor Marianne Ny explained the change in position Friday by saying some of the crimes Assange is accused of will reach their statute of limitations in August.