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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange fears assasination

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fears he may be assassinated if he steps outside the Ecuadorian embassy.

WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange Credit: Reuters

In an interview Mr Assange said he has not had any fresh air or sunlight for three years because it is too dangerous for him to leave the building.

He said "There are security issues with being on the balcony. There have been bomb threats and assassination threats from various people."

Despite believing it is "not likely" that he will be shot, he worries that if he is ever free he could be kidnapped or "droned" by the CIA.

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Assange's detention order appeal fails

Julian Assange's appeal against a detention order issued by Swedish police has been rejected by the country's Supreme Court.

Julian Assange is wanted for questioning by Swedish police Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The Wikileaks founder has been living at Ecuador's London embassy since June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over allegations of sexual assault.

Assange denies the allegations against him.

WikiLeaks founder: I am leaving the embassy soon

WikLeaks founder Julian Assange announced he will be leaving the Ecuadorian embassy "soon" after two years at the building.

Assange told a press conference, "I am leaving the embassy soon - but perhaps not for the reasons that the Murdoch press and Sky News are saying at the moment".

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