Wikileaks founder Julian Assange believes there is a "significant risk" of being extradited to the United States if he leaves the Ecuador embassy in London, he said today.
Speaking inside the embassy on the second anniversary of his dramatic arrival, the founder of the whistleblowing site made it clear he will remain inside the building until the impasse over his future is broken.
The Australian citizen is wanted for questioning in Sweden over sex allegations by two women but fears being sent to the US if he leaves London.
He told a handful of journalists that threats had been made against his children and his mother since he has been living in the embassy.
A group of supporters held a vigil outside the embassy to mark the anniversary.
Mr Assange claimed the bill for mounting a round the clock police guard on the Ecuadorian Embassy was £6.5 million