After reports that his health has been suffering and he was denied diplomatic status for a hospital visit, in a lackluster press conference, Julian Assange told gathered journalists that he will be leaving the Ecuadoran Embassy "soon".

A Wikileaks source told the Sunday Mail that the group's founder has arrhythmia, a chronic lung condition, high blood pressure and is deficient in vitamin D. In his press conference, Assange says that living in a small room would affect any healthy person and that he'd be leaving the embassy soon, though no timetable was given and it's not certain whether he meant that he'd be going to Ecuador, where he's been assured protected status.

The Sidney Morning Herald says that police were gathered outside of the embassy due to rumors that he would be leaving while the Guardian, who had a liveblog of the event, reports that police have been stationed outside the embassy for two years waiting for him to leave.

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