Ms Moris, a mother of two little boys whom she had with Julian Assange, said this happened on October 27, the first day of consideration of a US appeal against the refusal to extradite the founder of Wikileaks, whom Washington wants to try for a massive leak of documents.
Julian Assange has been held in a high security prison near London for two and a half years and his arrest by British police in April 2019 after spending seven years in the London Embassy in Ecuador where he took refuge while ‘he was out on bail.
” He must be released now. “
The newspaper Mail on Sunday reported that Julian Assange, 50, suffered from a
transient ischemic attack, during which the blood supply to part of the brain is temporarily interrupted.
This caused him to lose his memory and signs of neurological damage, and his right eyelid sagged. He has been taking medication since, according to the newspaper.
Still in legal battle with the United States
I believe this constant game of chess, battle after battle, this extreme stress, is what caused Julian’s stroke on October 27th.said Stella Moris, expressing concern that her companion might have a more serious stroke.
The revelation about Mr. Assange’s state of health comes after a major victory for the United States in its battle to obtain the extradition of the founder of WikiLeaks, the High Court on Friday overturning a first-instance decision opposing it.
Julian Assange intends, however, to appeal to the Supreme Court.
The United States accuses Mr. Assange of having released, as of 2010, more than 700,000 classified documents on American military and diplomatic activities, in particular in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Prosecuted in particular for espionage, he faces up to 175 years in prison in a case which, according to his supporters, represents an extremely serious attack on press freedom.