WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange, who is serving time in a British prison, has earned serious health problems. His friend, journalist Vaughan Smith, said in an interview to RT that Assange “is slowly dying in prison” – the whistleblower himself has described his condition.
the Journalist not so long ago talked to Assange by phone and noted his slow slurred speech. Thus, according to him, usually Assange speaks very clearly.
“In 2010, when Julian Assange was released on bail, he celebrated Christmas with my family. So he called me. I think he just wanted to forget for a few minutes and talk to us, said Smith. – Julian’s voice on the phone sounded just awful.”
on 29 December it was reported that Assange is in prison was visited by the UN special Rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer. After that, the representative of the international organization said that in jail, the WikiLeaks founder is subjected to psychological torture.
In 2010 in Sweden, Assange was accused of sexual harassment and rape. Since June 2012 he lived in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, where he received asylum. 11 APR 2019 he was still detained at the request of the United States, and the court in London, Assange admitted guilty of violation of conditions of release on bail. He was sentenced to 11 months in prison. 19 November due to lack of evidence Sweden dismissed the case against him.
In the US, the WikiLeaks founder accused of violating the espionage act and the disclosure of classified information and is seeking his extradition. If Assange is extradited, he faces a long sentence in an American prison.