Ecuador: Assange Has Chronic Lung Condition
He's been holed up inside embassy since June
By Liam Carnahan, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2012 12:16 PM CST
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes an address from inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Sunday Aug. 19, 2012.   (AP Photo / Sean Dempsey, PA)

(Newser) – Ecuador's ambassador to Britain says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is suffering from a chronic lung condition that "could get worse at any time," reports the Guardian. She didn't offer more specifics, but said her government is picking up the treatment costs. Assange has been seeking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June and fears immediate arrest and extradition should he step outside. On Tuesday, Assange told reporters that life in the embassy has been "difficult in many ways." He reportedly eats mostly takeout food and uses a vitamin D lamp to make up for lack of sunlight, says the Guardian.

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SanityPreservation
Nov 30, 2012 7:20 AM CST
He could just surrender and get all the treatment he needs.
Smitty6398
Nov 30, 2012 2:00 AM CST
Lead to the head is the preferred treatment.
electric38
Nov 30, 2012 12:15 AM CST
Sorry to see this Nobel peace prize winner fight the "status quo" American war profiteers and transparency in news reporting haver a hard time. The 1.8 billion e-mails intercepted by our defence department (NSA) ought to raise some worldwide eyebrows. He is correct in our making sure our children and grandchildren learn to encrypt thier messaging. They need to learn source code. American troops pissing on the dead and laughing and the films showing them target practicing on innocent citizens should sicken the American citizens who continue to listen to our "bought and sold" press and support war, war war!