WikiLeaks founder may hand himself over to police - report
Cape Town – Wikileaks website founder Julian Assange will hold a news conference on Monday, with reports suggesting that he may hand himself over to police.
Sky News reports that Assange may need treatment for heart and lung problems. According to Sky News correspondent Martin Brunt Assange sounded very dispirited in a newspaper interview.
The WikiLeaks founder is being investigated for publishing classified US military documents and diplomatic cables. He also faces a Swedish arrest warrant for allegedly sexually assaulting two women.
He was granted political asylum by the Ecuadorian embassy in London in 2012 and faces arrest by police officers permanently stationed outside the embassy.
According to the National Post, Assange’s life inside the permanently air-conditioned atmosphere has left the Australian anti-secrecy campaigner with a host of health problems including irregular heartbeat, a chronic cough, and high blood pressure.
Wikileak sources claim that the lack of sunshine has lead to a Vitamin D deficiency which puts him at risk of asthma, diabetes, weak bones, and other conditions.