JULIAN Assange has suffered a minor stroke while on remand in prison. This comes a day after the High Court supported an appeal for him to be extradited to the United States to face charges of espionage.
Stella Moris said: ‘Julian is struggling and I fear this mini-stroke could be the precursor to a more major attack. It compounds our fears about his ability to survive the longer this long legal battle goes on.’
The court has now decided the case should now be put before the secretary of state – Priti Patel – for a final decision. Amnesty International described the decision as a travesty of justice.
Julian Assange’s partner, Stella Morris, said they will appeal the decision she described as a dangerous and misguided, adding: “How can it be possible to extradite Julian to the very country which plotted to kill him.”
Assange, an Australian journalist living in Britain, has already been widely condemned within the US for allegedly breaching its Espionage Act. If found guilty he could face a maximum prison sentence of 175 years.
He has already spent 11 years in prison awaiting trial. After skipping bail in fear of extradition he found sanctuary in the Ecuadorian embassy in London but was later handed to police. At that time the CIA plotted to kidnap or kill him. He has been held on remand ever since in Belmarsh high security prison.
After being the darling of the British MSM, particularly the Guardian, in exposing US war crimes in Iraq, it turned against him when the US and UK governments made him their number one political enemy. The TV and newspapers have have largely ignored the US’s attempts to wreak vengeance via the UK legal system.
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