Sweden will never give Assange the US until he faces the penalty, said the Ambassador

© RIA Novosti / Alex Monotonicity in fotoangelo Assange. Archival photoSweden will never give Assange the US until he faces the penalty, said the Ambassador© RIA Novosti / Alex Monotonicity the image Bank

If WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange release of the Embassy of Ecuador and will be extradited to Sweden, he will be an investigation, but Stockholm will never be given the journalist of the United States, if there he will face the death penalty, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, Ambassador of Sweden in Moscow Mr. Peter Erickson.

«In Sweden it (Julian Assange. – ed.) looking for on suspicion of sexual crimes, he did them or not, we don’t know him is not judged. If his release from the Embassy of Ecuador and will give Sweden, it will, of course, the investigation. Until he could be interviewed. If you have to claim it from the United States, they can ask Sweden about his extradition,» — said the Swedish diplomat.

According to Erikson, if the legal reason for it Swedish side maybe Assange to extradite to the United States.

Julian Assange 2012 hiding in the Embassy of Ecuador in London. He appealed to the Ecuadorian authorities with a request for political asylum out of fear of extradition by Swedish authorities in the United States in connection with his activities in WikiLeaks. In the United States, he faces a long prison term or even the death penalty for publishing classified documents.

The full interview is available on the website www.ria.ru at 11:00.