The Swedish chief prosecutor questioning WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange left the Ecuadorian embassy for a lunch break, after more than three and a half hours inside on Monday (November 14).
Ingrid Isgren has been questioning Assange through an Ecuadorian prosecutor over the allegations of rape in 2010, which Assange has denied.
Assange’s cat, a gift from his children, was watching the media scrum outside the embassy, dressed in a white shirt collar and red and white striped tie.
Supporters of Assange chanted outside the building, waving banners and posters.
Assange took refuge in the embassy in August 2012 to avoid being extradited to Sweden over the rape allegation.
The 45-year-old Australian has refused to go to Sweden for questioning, saying he fears further extradition to the United States, where a criminal investigation into the publication of secret documents by WikiLeaks is ongoing.
Isgren and a police investigator were able to ask questions through the Ecuadorian prosecutor, who will later report the findings to Sweden, prosecutors have said.
“After the report, the Swedish prosecutor will take a view on the continuing of the investigation,” they said.