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Reports Julian Assange preparing to leave Ecuadorian embassy

Police and journalists descend on the embassy in anticipation of the fugitive surfacing

By: Ben Gourlay from Aug 18, 2014 @ 4:01 CDT

In the last hour, reporters from the UK are sending word that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange may be preparing to leave the Ecuadorian embassy, where he has been holed up for the last two years under the protection of the country.


If Assange leaves the safe house, he will be immediately arrested by London police and likely extradited to Sweden to answer allegations of sexual assault. Assange fears that he may be further extradited to the United States with a long outstanding warrant issued regarding his Wikileaks activities.

Assange is said to be suffering worsening health, which has formed his decision to leave the embassy.

More as it breaks.