WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange has developed a chronic lung infection and requires constant medical attention at his refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.
Ecuador's ambassador to Britain Ana Alban made the comment to
reporters in the Ecuadorean capital of Quito on Wednesday without
offering further details.
Assange took refuge in Ecuador's London
embassy on June 19 after unsuccessfully fighting extradition from
Britain to Sweden for questioning on sexual assault charges filed by two
women. Ecuador later granted him asylum.
Alban says Ecuador is
covering the Australian's medical costs and continues to seek his safe
passage out of Britain. British authorities have refused.
gained fame for publishing online the biggest trove ever of sensitive
documents, US diplomatic cables and military files from the US and