Julian Assange admits he misses his family
Australian journalist Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks said he has “contemplated” the possibility of never leaving the Embassy of Ecuador in London, where he took refuge six months ago to avoid extradition to Sweden.
During an interview with the British newspaper “The Guardian”, the Australian said he feels “freer” in the embassy than during the house arrest that he had to serve in December 2010, whose conditions were “absolutely unacceptable” for someone who has spent his entire adult life “trying to give freedom to others.”
Assange has admitted that “he misses” his family and that “the communication is difficult. Some (family members) have had to change their identity and move somewhere else, because they have suffered death threats, trying to attack me.”
The UK maintains it has the “legal obligation” to extradite him to Sweden for a process of alleged sexual abuse. Assange fears that he will end up being transfered to the United States, where he believes he would be convicted for the leaks of diplomatic cables.
Assange took refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador on June 19, when the government of Rafael Correa granted him diplomatic asylum.