Monday December 13, 2021
Julian Assange suffered a mini-stroke in October during the hearing for the US appeal of a UK court's ruling on his extradition case.
"The WikiLeaks publisher, 50, who is being held on remand in the maximum-security jail while fighting extradition to America, was left with a drooping right eyelid, memory problems and signs of neurological damage," The Daily Mail reports. "He believes the mini-stroke was triggered by the stress of the ongoing US court action against him, and an overall decline in his health as he faces his third Christmas behind bars."
"Assange was examined by a doctor, who found a delayed pupil response when a light was shone into one eye – a sign of potential nerve damage," the article reads.
"Julian is struggling and I fear this mini-stroke could be the precursor to a more major attack. It compounds our fears about his ability to survive the longer this long legal battle goes on," Assange's fiance Stella Moris told the Daily Mail.