The Sunday Mail (Queensland)

Assange fears assassinat­ion


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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