“In regard to how he is doing, what I can say is, imagine how well someone is in a space of 50 square metres without much sun and poor air circulation,” said Ms Alban.
“He is not sick but he has a chronic lung condition that could lead to complications. In the northern hemisphere we are entering winter. And, we have a long winter ahead of us, cold and with few daylight hours.
“As a result, whatever symptoms he is currently suffering from could get worse during this period,” she added.
Assange, 41, whose Wikileaks website angered the United States by releasing thousands of secret diplomatic cables, has been holed up inside Ecuador’s embassy in London since June to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning over rape and sexual assault allegations. Assange has denied any wrongdoing.