Assange is holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London, where he
has sought asylum in a bid to avoid extradition to Sweden where
he is wanted for questioning on sexual assault charges, and he
faces arrest by British police if he leaves the embassy.
In an telephone interview with Australian Broadcasting Corp.
radio from the embassy, Assange said he was concerned about
being sent to the United States to face possible charges related
to the WikiLeaks website, which published thousands of leaked
U.S. diplomatic cables in 2010.
“The Ecuadorean people have been quite supportive. I heard
(the) Ecuadorean Ambassador in Australia has been making
supportive comments. They are sympathetic over a long period of
time,” he said.