Assange reveals life inside 'space station' embassy
LONDON (AFP) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is certain he will one day go to Ecuador, he said in an interview published on Sunday, describing his life in the Ecuadoran embassy in London as "like being in a space station".
The Australian activist, 41, has been holed up in the embassy since claiming asylum on June 19 in a bid to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces questioning over alleged sex crimes.
Assange - who denies the allegations and fears Sweden would extradite him to the United States - told Britain's Mail on Sunday he was keeping busy by working 17 hours a day on the whistleblowing website.
WikiLeaks deeply embarrassed the US government in 2010 by publishing huge caches of confidential documents on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and more than 250,000 diplomatic cables from US embassies around the world. Assange supporters claim he could receive harsh treatment if sent to the US and possibly even face the death penalty.