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Assange gets comfortable in embassy

Assange gets comfortable in embassy
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrives for the final day of his Supreme Court hearing to avoid extradition to Sweden in London on Thurday February 02 2012. UPI/Hugo Philpott | License Photo

LONDON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said his 4-month stay in Ecuador's London embassy beats prison but is like "living in a space station."

Assange sought refuge at the embassy in June after losing a court battle to avoid extradition to Sweden, where is wanted for questioning about allegations of sexual assault. He denied the allegations and says the legal moves make up a ruse to get him extradited to the United States.

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Although risking arrest if he sets foot outside the embassy, Assange said in an interview with CNN: "It's a little like living in a space station because there's no natural light and you've got to make all your own stuff. You can't go out to shops and so on.

"But I have been in solitary confinement. I know what life is like for prisoners. It (his current situation) is a lot better than it is for prisoners."

Assange added the standoff could end if the United States ends its investigation of WikiLeaks, a website noted for posting classified military and U.S. State Department documents.

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