Julian Assange suffered a “minor stroke” in prison


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange suffered a “minor stroke” in late October at a British jail, his fiancée Stella Morris announced today.

Morris, who has two sons with Assange, explained that the founder of WikiLeaks suffered a stroke on October 27, when a British court began to consider the appeal filed by Washington seeking the annulment of the decision not to extradite him to the US. .

Assange has been held in a high-security prison near London for two and a half years after his arrest by British police in April 2019, after spending seven years at the Ecuadorian embassy.

“She must be released. “Now,” Morris wrote on Twitter last Saturday night.

The revelation shortly after the US victory over his extradition

The Mail on Sunday newspaper reported that 50-year-old Assange suffered a “temporary ischemic attack”, during which the bleeding of a part of his brain temporarily stopped. This caused him to lose memory, while he has and there are signs of neurological damage. Since then, according to the newspaper, he has been receiving medication.

“I believe that this game of constant failure, in one battle after another, this excessive stress, this caused Julian to have a stroke on October 27,” complained Morris, who said she feared her partner might suffered a more severe stroke.

The revelation about Assange’s state of health came after the US won an appeal for his extradition, as the London High Court ruled on Friday to overturn a previous court ruling.

Assange is going to appeal.

U.S. authorities have charged Assange with 18 counts of leaking WikiLeaks more than 700,000 classified documents on U.S. military and diplomatic activities, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan.

If convicted, Assange faces up to 175 years in prison, a case which his supporters say is a serious attack on press freedom.

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