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Sweden summons Ecuador ambassador

The Swedish Foreign Ministry says it has summoned Ecuador's ambassador over the Latin American country's decision to grant WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange asylum.

The decision to grant Mr Assange asylum may interrupt British efforts to extradite the Australian ex-hacker to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning on sexual misconduct allegations.

Mr Assange has taken refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London.

Stockholm Foreign Ministry spokesman Anders Jorle said today: "We want to tell them that it's unacceptable that Ecuador is trying to stop the Swedish judicial process."

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