The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, suffered a small stroke in prison at the end of October, in the middle of a judicial battle against his extradition from the United Kingdom to the United States, declared his partner Stella Moris.
Moris, the mother of two children she had with Assange, stated that it occurred on October 27, the first day on which the United States’ appeal against the refusal to extradite Assange, which Washington wants to try for espionage, was considered.
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The Australian has been held in the Belmarsh high security prison, near London, since he was detained by surprise inside the Ecuadorian embassy in April 2019 after then-President Lenín Moreno withdrew the asylum granted by his predecessor Rafael Correa.
“He has to be released. Now,” Moris tweeted Saturday night.
The Mail on Sunday newspaper reported that Assange, 50, suffered a “transient ischemic attack,” during which blood flow to part of the brain was briefly stopped.
This caused memory loss, signs of neurological damage, and drooping of his right eyelid. Since then, he has been taking medications, according to the newspaper.
“I think this constant game of chess, battle after battle, this extreme stress, is what caused Julian this stroke on October 27,” Stella Moris said, adding that she feared her partner would be the victim of one more serious stroke.
This information about Assange’s health transcends two days after the United States achieved an important victory in its process to obtain his extradition, when an English appeals court annulled the previous decision not to surrender him.
Assange’s lawyers announced however that they will appeal to the British Supreme Court and international courts if necessary.
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