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WikiLeaks founder said he will leave Ecuadorian embassy 'soon'

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Julian Assange has been living there for two years to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he's accused of raping a woman and sexually assaulting another. (Source: Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry/CNN) Julian Assange has been living there for two years to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he's accused of raping a woman and sexually assaulting another. (Source: Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry/CNN)

LONDON (CNN) - The founder of WikiLeaks says he'll "soon" leave the Ecuadorian embassy.

Julian Assange has been living there for two years to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he's accused of raping a woman and sexually assaulting another.

"I am leaving the embassy soon, but perhaps not for the reasons the Murdoch press and Sky News are saying at the moment," he said.

Assange said the charges in Sweden are politically motivated. He said he's worried Sweden will transfer him to the U.S., where he said he believes he'll be charged with publishing government secrets.

Assange says he is suffering from health problems and will leave the embassy "when conditions are right."

WikiLeaks later clarified Assange's departure from the embassy "is not imminent."

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