The following month, Swedish prosecutors said they were reopening a case, which they previously closed, surrounding sexual assault allegations from two women in Sweden in August of that year.

Mr Assange, who was briefly locked up in Wandsworth prison, said in his statement: "During the height of the Pentagon’s conflict with me the following month, the allegation was resurrected by the current prosecutor, Marianne Ny.

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In a 19-page statement he gave in a landmark interview to Swedish investigators, the Wiki Leaks editor-in-chief also said he had been subjected to "cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment".

The 45-year-old computer programmer has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for four years to avoid arrest.

A Swedish Prosecution Authority spokesman confirmed to that Mr Assange was still being investigated on one count of "suspicion of rape: less serious crime".

"We know that Julian Assange has published his statement but we can't give any comments about that," said the spokesman.

"I want people to know the truth about how abusive this process has been," said the Australian journalist.

"Furthermore, in the past, the prosecution has fed partial information to tabloids that politically opposes me.

The name Ecuador is Spanish for equator, which is appropriate since the imaginary line runs right through the country. There are several indigenous languages spoken, including Shuar and several variations of Quichua.

English is taught in schools, although teachers aren't usually fluent themselves, so most people have only a very basic knowledge of English.

Ecuador is a small country in northwestern South America.

It is located just south of Columbia and northwest of Peru.

Mr Assange accuses Swedish prosecutors of breaking the rules by releasing his name to a tabloid and talks of the "40 press releases and press conferences about me".