WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he will leave Ecuador embassy in London 'soon'
Published on Aug 18, 2014 5:08 PM
LONDON (AFP) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Monday he would "soon" leave Ecuador's embassy in London, where he has sought asylum for over two years.
Speaking at a press conference, he said he "will be leaving the embassy soon" but not for reasons "reported by the Murdoch press", without elaborating.
But WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson told AFP: “What Julian meant is that his plan is to leave as soon as the British government honours its commitment.”
The British media reported at the weekend, quoting a WikiLeaks source, that he was suffering from the potentially life-threatening heart condition arrhythmia and had a chronic lung complaint as well as dangerously high blood pressure.
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