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Sweden to give update on Assange rape investigation

  • Chief prosecutor Marianne Ny speaks during a press conference on the Julian Assange case at the police headquarters, in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Swedish prosecutors are set to give an update on the rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London for four years.  (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)

    Chief prosecutor Marianne Ny speaks during a press conference on the Julian Assange case at the police headquarters, in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Swedish prosecutors are set to give an update on the rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London for four years. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2016, file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stands on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Swedish prosecutors are set to give an update on the rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London for four years. The news conference with prosecutors Marianne Ny and Ingrid Isgren comes ahead of an investigative report on the case, scheduled to be aired Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 by Swedish broadcaster SVT.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2016, file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stands on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Swedish prosecutors are set to give an update on the rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London for four years. The news conference with prosecutors Marianne Ny and Ingrid Isgren comes ahead of an investigative report on the case, scheduled to be aired Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 by Swedish broadcaster SVT. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chief prosecutor Marianne Ny speaks during a press conference on the Julian Assange case at the police headquarters, in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Swedish prosecutors are set to give an update on the rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London for four years.  (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)

    Chief prosecutor Marianne Ny speaks during a press conference on the Julian Assange case at the police headquarters, in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. Swedish prosecutors are set to give an update on the rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London for four years. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Swedish prosecutors are set to give an update on the rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London for four years.

The news conference with prosecutors Marianne Ny and Ingrid Isgren comes ahead of an investigative report on the case, scheduled to be aired Wednesday by Swedish broadcaster SVT.

Assange is wanted for questioning over a rape allegation stemming from his visit to Sweden in 2010. He denies the accusation.

SVT posted a preview clip where Assange declines to discuss the case, saying the "proper place for that is in a formal statement to the Swedish prosecutor. ... That's something that she has avoided for six years."

Ecuador says it has approved a Swedish request to question Assange at the embassy.