Julian Assange is said to be considering handing himself in to authorities after widespread speculations about his health condition.
The Wikilieaks founder sought asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in 2012 after he a warrant for his arrest was issued over accusations of sexually assaulting two women.
Mr Assange, who is Australian at the time furiously denied the claims and said he feared instead that he would be extradited to the US, where he would be made to face unknown charges over some of the Publications by his website Wikilieaks where he is the Editor in Chief.
The 43-year-old gave a newspaper interview over the weekend where he spoke of missing his family adding that he’d lost his stepfather and grandfather while he was at the embassy.
According to undisclosed sources, Mr Assange is said to be suffering from a serious heart condition, lung failure and high blood pressure although it isn’t clear if his health has deteriorated because of his confinement in the building for two years.
The Ecuadorian foreign minister in an interview with the Guardian said declined to confirm or debunk the health rumours, simply telling the paper, ” if you ask a doctor what happens to someone who has been locked in a place for two years who has not been allowed to get some fresh air, obviously this will have a physical and psychological impact which we will have to see.”
The case between the three countries has reached a diplomatic deadlock as Britain insists the Australian will be arrested the moment he steps foot outside the embassy, even if it’s for medical reasons while Ecuador appeals for the authorities to allow him to access treatment without fear of arrest.