The Sunday Mail (Queensland)

As­sange fears as­sas­si­na­tion

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WIK­ILEAKS founder Ju­lian As­sange fears he might be as­sas­si­nated if he steps out­side the Ecuado­rian em­bassy.

In an in­ter­view with The Times Mag­a­zine, As­sange said he has not had any fresh air or sun­light for three years be­cause it is too dan­ger­ous to leave the build­ing.

“There have been bomb threats and as­sas­si­na­tion threats from var­i­ous peo­ple,” he told the mag­a­zine.

The Aus­tralian was granted po­lit­i­cal asy­lum by Ecuador in 2012. He be­lieves he risks ex­tra­di­tion to the US, where he is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion for his in­volve­ment with Wik­ileaks.

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