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The Swedish government has rejected a request by Ecuadorian officials to interview Julian Assange in the UK, according to the WikiLeaks Twitter account. The founder of the whistleblower site has spent the past six weeks in the Ecuador Embassy seeking asylum because he fears that an extradition to Sweden will eventually send him to the US to be charged for his role with WikiLeaks. RT's Laura Smith has more from London, where Assange has been waiting for an answer to his asylum plea for over a month.