23 Jun 2012

Assange still in hiding

6:21 am on 23 June 2012

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has spent a third night in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

He is seeking refuge to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questioning over accusations of sex crimes.

Mr Assange, 40, claims that he could be sent to the United States if he goes to Sweden, and his life would be in danger in the US. He sought refuge at the embassy on Tuesday.

British police say he will be arrested if he leaves the embassy, for breaching his bail terms.

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador says he is considering the asylum request.