The Guardian: Assange In prison reported outbreaks of coronavirus

Life of the founder of the portal WikiLeaks Julian Assange is under threat – outbreak of coronavirus identified in a London prison Belmarsh, where he held for a year in anticipation of the start of extradition hearings. This was reported by the newspaper The Guardian.

Photo: REUTERS/Andrew Winning Assange asks for his release due to the threat of coronavirus

a British judge received a letter signed by lawyer Stella Morris. The woman made a “coming out”, telling the media that in 2015, met with Assange during his years of forced confinement in the Ecuadorian Embassy, and even bore him two sons. Now she demands the release of Julian, which is “on the verge”. Not only that, last month, he is experiencing serious health problems, and in place of its contents revealed a hotbed of coronavirus.

According to friends of Assange, and one prisoner of Belmarsh already died from COVID-19, a few guards came down with typical symptoms. Public information on this score, of course not. Now Assange is in isolation 23 hours a day, in addition to him no one is allowed.

As you know, the trial of WikiLeaks founder should begin on may 18, however, as writes the edition, in light of the epidemic had difficulties with the organization of hearings.