Julian Assange suffers stroke in prison due to ‘constant chess play’ over his future, fiancé claims
Julian Assange suffered a stroke in prison due to the “constant chess game” over his future, his fiancée has claimed.
The Wikileaks founder, 50, is believed to have suffered a stroke during a High Court battle over whether or not he should be extradited to the United States.
He is being held at HMP Belmarsh, a high-security men’s prison in south-east London.
Stella Moris, 38, mother of his two children, tweeted: “Julian Assange suffered a stroke on the first day of the High Court appeal hearing on October 27. He is due to be released. Now.”
In an interview with the Mail On Sunday, she said: “Julian is struggling and I fear this mini-stroke could be a precursor to a bigger attack. It heightens our fears about his ability to survive the longer this long tough legal battle at.
“This needs to be resolved urgently. Look at animals trapped in cages in a zoo. It shortens their lives. This is what is happening to Julian. Endless trials are extremely mentally stressful.”
She added: “I believe this constant chess game, battle after battle, the extreme stress, is what caused Julian’s stroke on October 27… he was in a really terrible state. His eyes weren’t out of sync, his right eyelid wouldn’t close, his memory was fuzzy.”