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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 on Aug 18, 2014 04:01 am CDT - 0 mins, 33 secs reading time

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.

Reports Julian Assange preparing to leave Ecuadorian embassy |

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.

Ben Gourlay


Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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