Police to quiz WikiLeaks founder
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is preparing to meet police over sexual assault claims.
His lawyer Mark Stephens said Mr Assange was keen to discover what allegations he was facing so he could clear his name.
Police contacted Mr Stephens after receiving a fresh European Arrest Warrant from the authorities in Sweden where his client is wanted for questioning.
Meanwhile, PostFinance, the financial arm of the Swiss post office, said it had closed Mr Assange's account after he provided "false information".
Mr Stephens, who represents the 39-year-old Australian former computer hacker, told BBC News: "He's not been charged with anything.
"We are in the process of making arrangements to meet with the police by consent in order to facilitate the taking of that question and answer that is needed."
After meeting with police Mr Assange will appear at City of Westminster Magistrates Court where a decision will be made as to whether the warrant is appropriate for extradition, Mr Stephens said.
He told BBC's Newsnight: "It's about time we got to the end of the day and we got some truth, justice and rule of law. Julian Assange has been the one in hot pursuit to vindicate himself to clear his good name.
"He has been trying to meet with her (the Swedish prosecutor) to find out what the allegations are he has to face and also the evidence against him which he still hasn't seen."
PostFinance said it had ended its business relationship with Mr Assange. "The Australian citizen provided false information regarding his place of residence during the account opening process," the bank said in a statement.