Julian Assange, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the publication Wikileaks and the worlds chief whistle blower has announced that he will leave the Ecuadorian Embassy soon.
[dropcap size=big]O[/dropcap]n the 18th of August 2014 Julian Assange in conduction with the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino held a press conference at the Ecuadorian Embassey where he has been located under political asylum for the last two years. Although he acknowledged deteriorating health conditions as a result of extended periods without sunlight or fresh air he denied this as a reason for his departure. A reason he said had been reported in the Murdoch press.
In a later interview with Fairfax Media he clarified that “a range of important legal developments in the United Kingdom,” would facilitate an end to his stay in the embassy.
Julian Assange has been caught in a international deadlock involving multiple countries that he is sort after by for a range of allegations of which he has not yet been charged. After the publishing of the Chelsea Manning data that leaked hundreds of thousands of top secret military and diplomatic documents he and his organisation Wikileaks has been the subject of a massive international investigation. This under the pretext of the United States Espionage act of 1917. He is also wanted for questioning in Sweden over alleged sexual offences. However the international legal and political environment suggests that if he was to find himself under questioning within Sweden he may be extradited to the United States in which he may face severe incarceration.
British Police are on guard around the embassy 24 hours every day 7 days a week in an attempt to arrest Assange on existing the grounds and to extradite him to Sweden. Assange claims that the the cost of this in Britain has now reached in excess of 7 million pounds.