Sunday, August 30, 2015   

Assange says will leave London embassy 'soon'
(08-18 17:28)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Monday he would "soon'' leave Ecuador's embassy in London, where he has sought asylum for over two years.
He told a press conference he "will be leaving the embassy soon'' but not for reasons "reported by the Murdoch press'', without elaborating further.
British media reported at the weekend, quoting a WikiLeaks source, that he was suffering from the potentially life-threatening heart condition arrhythmia and had a chronic lung complaint as well as dangerously high blood pressure.
Assange was accompanied at the press conference by Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino.
He did not mention a plan for Assange to leave the embassy but called for the governments involved in his case to take action.
"The situation must come to an end -- two years is simply too long,'' he said.
"We continue to offer him our protection... we continue to be ready to talk with the British government and the Swedish government to find a solution to this serious breach of Julian Assange's human rights.'' --AFP   
Other World breaking news:
Belgian held over Sierra Leone ‘blood diamonds’ (08-28 20:58)
UN says 300,000 migrants risked voyage to Europe so far (08-28 20:06)
Student shot dead at US university (08-28 19:52)
Greek PM Tsipras climbs in poll ahead of vote (08-28 19:11)
Two more Bangladeshis held over blogger killing are extremists (08-28 16:56)
Asylum-seeker refuge in Germany firebombed (08-28 16:50)
Masses on the move spark debate over migrants and refugees (08-28 16:41)
Austria counts 70 migrant bodies in abandoned truck (08-28 16:38)
Tide of anger rises against embattled Malaysian PM Najib to go over unexplained millions (08-28 16:33)
(MERS virus) Saudis repots 15 deaths in week (08-27 21:57)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.