Sweden’s chief prosecutor has arrived at the Ecuadorean embassy in London to question the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange about a rape allegation.
He denies the allegation that he raped a Swedish woman in 2010.
Swedish prosecutor Ingrid Isgren will listen as an Ecuadorean prosecutor puts the questions to Mr Assange.
He took refuge in the embassy four years ago, fearing extradition. He says the sex was consensual and believes the allegations are politically motivated.
The accusations relate to a visit Mr Assange made to Stockholm in August 2010 to give a lecture.
He has refused to travel to Sweden for questioning over concerns he would be extradited to the US over Wikileaks’ release of 500,000 secret military files on the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
At the embassy he is beyond the reach of the UK authorities.