WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange received a minor hit in prison at the end of October and has been undergoing treatment ever since, according to a British newspaper.
The October 27 battle resulted in eyelid drooping, amnesia, and signs of neurological damage, he writes mail on sunday.
Assange’s fiancée, Stella Morris, asserts that he was beaten on the same day that a British court began an appeal by the United States to extradite him.
On December 10, the court upheld the appeal in the United States and allowed the 50-year-old to be extradited. In the United States, a comprehensive indictment remains pending, including violations of the US Espionage Act.
Maurice and Assange have two children together. British authorities recently obtained permission to marry, but no wedding date has been set. Now she fears that the blow will serve as a warning, and that there is a danger to his health.
– He should be released. Well, she tweets.
“It was this eternal chess, game after game, of the intense pressure that caused the Battle of Julian on October 27,” she wrote.
Assange’s lawyers say the extradition case has not been resolved and that they will take his case to the British High Court.
In 2012, the WikiLeaks founder took refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he was wanted for rape.
Seven years later, Ecuador withdrew protection and British police removed him from the embassy. On the same day, the United States announced a comprehensive indictment.
Sweden has closed the case against Assange, who is now being held in the United Kingdom pending a final decision by the British judiciary on the extradition request submitted by the United States.
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