LONDON — The partner of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stated on Friday his life is in danger whereas he is held in a London jail in the course of the Corona Virus lockdown.
Assange is preventing a request by the United States to extradite him to face trial for conspiring to hack authorities computer systems and espionage, however hearings scheduled for later this month is not going to go forward due to the lockdown.
“The life of my partner, Julian Assange, is at extreme threat. He is on remand at HMP Belmarsh, and COVID-19 is spreading inside its partitions,” Stella Morris, who has two kids with Assange, stated in a press release.
“Julian must be launched now. For him, for our household, and for the society all of us need our youngsters to develop up in.”
Morris, a lawyer, stated final month that she met Assange in 2011 on the Ecuadorian embassy in London the place he spent seven years avoiding arrest by British police.
Assange and WikiLeaks enraged the U.S. authorities a decade in the past by publishing hundreds of secret American paperwork. Assange’s supporters see him as a champion of free speech exposing abuses of energy and hypocrisy by Washington.
The U.S. authorities say he is wished not as a result of he embarrassed them however as a result of he endangered informants, dissidents and rights activists in a number of international locations, together with Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan by unlawful actions.