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Julian Assange: Australian whistleblower's suicide planned by his wife

While a last appeal against the extradition to the United States of Julian Assange is examinedé for two days by the High Court of Justice in London, his wife, Stella, launched a cry of alert concerning the health of mentality of her husband.

Final episode ? This Tuesday, February 20, 2024, begins before the British High Court of Justice, the one which could be the last episode of the series The series between Julian Assange and the United States. The founder of WikiLeaks tries à From today and for two days, a last appeal against his extradition to America. As a reminder, this Australian whistleblower and gifted hacker revealed é from 2010 hundreds of thousands of secret and classified documents. According to American justice, Julian Assange would have collaborated in the crime. with American military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to hack a Pentagon computer to reveal military files on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, Julian Assange faces a prison sentence of up to 175 years in the United States.

Final appeal before the European Court of Human Rights ?

"This case will determine whether he lives or not" said his wife, Stella, Monday evening at the BBC. In fact, if Julian Assange's appeal request is rejected, his lawyers will be able to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights, ' Strasbourg. If London agrees with the founder of WikiLeaks, an American appeal procedure could be initiated, followed by a request for his release. oacute; &agrav; the Assange initiative. Which would lead to additional months of procedures.

For her part, Stella also affirms that health is essential. of her husband remains a crucial issue in the affair. His condition would have deteriorated considerably. lately, just like his health. mentally since his incarceration. He even suffered a mild stroke in October 2021. "I's worried about him' every time he gets sick. It's not fair for our sons Gabriel and Max to see him so weak behind bars. she regrets in the columns of Ouest France.

Julian Assange "at risk of suicide"

In reality, the situation of the one who first purged seven years of political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy then five in prison could be much more worrying than previously announced. . Facts denounced by his wife on the BBC, the day before the long-awaited hearing: “the psychiatrists who examined” Julian in prison all managed to survive. the same conclusion: he risks self-harm, suicide. The trigger would be isolation, and the United States would undoubtedly place it at the top of the list. isolation" she explains. An analysis already in place heard from the UN special rapporteur on torture at the beginning of February: 'Julian Assange has long suffered from ;a periodic depressive disorder. He was é &eac;evaluatedé that he presents a risk of suicide. In January 2021, British justice initially deliberated on the decision. in favor of the 52-year-old Australian, in particular by invoking this risk of suicide. A decision ultimately reversed.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116