ALBAWABA - Julian Assange has had a stroke in the Belmarsh prison whilst waiting the outcome of extradition proceedings made against him.
The social media is wild in comment. Over the years the social platforms followed up on the different "heartache" stages of Assange's hectic life that kept him effectively in incarceration since 2012, first at the Ecuador Embassy in London till 2019, and then at the Belmarsh prison in the British capital.
Nooo !!— Sanjay Tirdiya 🇮🇳 (@sanjaytirdiya) December 12, 2021
BREAKING: Doctors confirm #JulianAssange suffered a stroke on the morning of his latest hearing
Amnesty called this weeks ruling reversing a decision to refuse extradition a "travesty of #Justice" #FreeJulianAssange#FreeAssangeNOW https://t.co/pXHgtz08Bn
This is while the American security forces have been trying to get him deported to the United States to serve a sentence of up to 175 years for releasing 100s of thousands of top secret confidential documents relating to US activity around the world.
Julian Assange has had a stroke in HMP Belmarsh.— Dita Saliuka (@AferditaSa) December 11, 2021
Healthcare there is non existent.
He is not convicted of any crime and they are pushing him to his death.
Meanwhile, and under stress, the health of the former Wikileaks editor, both physical and psychological has been deteriorating under pressure. After 2019, the pressure increased at least two-fold: Time in prison - at Belmarsh - is not the best of a difficult situation because of the high security and the jailbird existence of endless locks, rules and harsh conditions.
JULIAN ASSANGE SUFFERED A STROKE WHILE IN BELMARSH PRISON DURING HIS HEARINGS.— Mary Kerr (@MaryKer17475669) December 12, 2021
FREE AN INNOCENT MAN
LOCK UP THE CRIMINALS RESPONSIBLE FOR WAR AND CORRUPTION, BUSH, HOWARD, BLAIRhttps://t.co/QiArmPTY97 pic.twitter.com/6H0ttxINxb
This has be confounded by the lawyers, courts, judges and security cameras. The trial hearings and the chopping-and-changing stages of legal opinion and debate. After about three years in prison a district court judge looked at his case. Judge Vanese Baraitser ruled Assange couldn't not be extradited to the United States because of his mental health which would put him in danger of committing suicide.
A proud day for @abcnews, with no mention of Julian #Assange having a stress induced stroke in Belmarsh prison and instead, very tellingly, they included a story about the mistreatment of dogs. Labor/LNP must be guffawing with joy into their trainer cups of Moet.#auspol— Brett Hernan (3rd Generation Tip Rat) (@JelCastragigo) December 12, 2021
But this didn't mean the judge allowed his release, so in he went back to prison, adding to his mental stress. But this was no means the end of the story for a recent panel of High Court Judges recently overturned the earlier verdict. And it now means Assange could be extradited to the United States to serve his sentence under the US Espionage Act where many feel he would surely be confided to a top security American prison.
We are deeply disturbed to learn that imprisoned journalist Julian Assange suffered a stroke while in Belmarsh Prison.— Defending Rights & Dissent (@RightsDissent) December 11, 2021
The United States needs to immediately cease its politically motivated persecution of Assange.
Many feel sure, including his fiance Stella Morris, who is his lawyer as well and produced two children from him during visits at the Ecuador Embassy, that the recent stroke is the result of the psychological stress Assange is under and which has been medically diagnosed as Asperger's Syndrome.
"Assange’s fiancée told the Mail on Sunday Assange was suffering like an animal trapped in a cage in a zoo. He had a 'mini-stroke' in Belmarsh Prison in October, she said."— Sisu Within 🇺🇸🇦🇺🇨🇦🇬🇧🇳🇿 (@sisu_sanity) December 12, 2021
Australian government stares down calls to press UK & US for Assange’s releasehttps://t.co/snjwOZIlVF
She, and the rest of the lawyers representing Assange will appeal the last verdict at the British highest court in the land and will try their best to stop his extradition to the United States and build a case towards his release.
Meanwhile comments on the social media in his support have continued rolling and some with sinister undertones about his future. Also, for a more detailed timeline see the recent story made in Albawaba.com.
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