Julian Assange has developed a potentially life-threatening heart condition and other health problems while living inside the Ecuadorian embassy, but cannot leave to be hospitalized, according to a report.
The WikiLeaks founder, who has been holed up in the embassy in London since June 2012, is suffering from arrhythmia, a potential fatal irregular heartbeat, as well as a chronic lung condition and high blood pressure, a source told the Mail on Sunday.
Vitamin D deficiency caused by lack of sunlight is also damaging his health and could lead to further problems down the road, including weakened bones and diabetes.
The Ecuadorian embassy has reportedly asked the Foreign Office for permission to transport Assange to the hospital, but the request was denied.
Assange is wanted for questioning in Sweden regarding an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct.