Julian Assange suffered a stroke in Belmarsh prison on October 27th while participating via video link in his extradition hearing at the High Court in London, according to his fiancee, Stella Moris.
Stella Moris speaks to media outside the Royal Courts of Justice following the appeal against Assange’s extradition in London, December 10th, 2021
Moris, who is the mother of his two children, told Mail On Sunday that Assange is under an incredible amount of stress after the High Court reversed an earlier decision blocking him from being extradited to the US to face espionage charges for leaking sensitive documents and video about the Iraq and Afghan conflicts.
“I believe this constant chess game, battle after battle, the extreme stress, is what caused Julian’s stroke on October 27.
He was feeling really unwell, far too ill to follow the hearing, and he was excused by the judge but could not leave the prison video room.”
Julian Assange’s father, John Shipton, told French news outlet Thinkerview in November this year that his son has been given the COVID-19 vaccine in Belmarsh maximum-security prison.
John Shipton, tells French media outlet Thinkerview that his son has been vaccinated
“So with the vaccines, he has been vaccinated of course. All of the prisoners in the jail are vaccinated, so he has no choice in this. He has no choice about anything.
He has no control over his body.”
Given that strokes and heart attacks are high on the list of adverse reactions from the COVID vaccines, the obvious question is whether the vaccine had any role in his injury. Neither Moris nor Shipton addressed this possibility directly.
Assange has said nothing on record about vaccines or public health measures like lockdowns or wearing masks. He has been incommunicado directly with the public since Ecuador shut off his internet connection in March 2018 inside its embassy in London where he had been granted political asylum in 2012.
However, Assange’s supporters have been highly visible at anti-lockdown and anti-mandate protests.
A clip of the interview with Assange’s father about his vaccination status: