Housekeeper reveals the last days of the founder of Brit White Helmets, James Le Mesurier
Housekeeper Gul Fayzullaeva (above) says James Le Mesurier is unwell & # 39; unwell & # 39; and & # 39; stressed & # 39; felt in the days before his sudden death
The British former army officer who helped find the White Helmets went to the hospital with high blood pressure, just over 24 hours before he was found dead outside his apartment in Istanbul, MailOnline can reveal.
The last few days of James Le Mesurier were joined by one of the last people who saw him alive – the housekeeper in the house on the island of Buyukada who shared the humanitarian with his wife Emma Winberg and their two young daughters.
Gul Fayzullaeva spoke with MailOnline of the enviable £ 1,000 a month rented property and said the father of two & # 39; tense & # 39; and & # 39; stressed & # 39; had appeared and complained that he felt unwell on Saturday.
& # 39; James was not himself on Saturday, & # 39; said Mrs. Fayzullaeva. He was tense and tense about something.
& # 39; I couldn't say what worried him, but he said he wasn't feeling well and didn't eat that night.
& # 39; I measured his blood pressure and it was 160/120. He was worried enough to go to the hospital.
& # 39; They gave him an injection and a pill and he came home later that evening.
Mrs. Fayzullaeva lives in this £ 1,000 per month property on the island of Buyukada, Turkey, rented by Mr. Le Mersurier and his Swedish wife, Emma Winberg, 39, and his two daughters
Le Mesurier, in the photo, was a former British army officer who founded Mayday Rescue, who helped train the White Helmets when it started in 2013. He fell from a ledge on the third floor from an apartment above his offices in Istanbul and was discovered on Monday at 5.30 a.m.
The wife of Le Mesurier, Emma Winberg (shown here in Istanbul), gave a three-hour statement to the Turkish police, which does not allow the mother of two to leave Turkey while investigating his death
& # 39; When I started smoking around eleven, I looked up at his bedroom window and saw that he and Emma had gone to bed because their lights were off.
& # 39; The next morning they both returned to Istanbul normally. But that was the last time I saw them both. & # 39;
Mrs Fayzullaeva says that her employer has recently had problems sleeping.
She said: & # 39; Emma told me he had started taking tablets to help him sleep because he & # 39; could not rest well at night.
& # 39; When he went to the hospital on Saturday, he asked for sleeping tablets, but the doctor said they didn't have them and if he needed them, he had to get them on the mainland.
& # 39; I wouldn't have known if she hadn't told me because he looked healthy and was physically fit. & # 39;
Less than two days after his visit to the hospital on Saturday night, Mr. Le Mesurier from a ridge on the third floor from an apartment above his offices that was based in the central Karakoy district of the city.
His body was found Monday around 5.30 a.m. local time.
According to a report by Winberg to the police, the couple went to sleep at 2.30 on Monday, but woke up at 4.30.
She said he had given her a sleeping pill with a glass of water because she too could not sleep and they both went to bed.
The ledge in the center of Istanbul, where White Helmets' founder, James Le Mesurier, died in the early hours of Monday morning
Le Mesurier fell out of the circled ridge somewhere on Monday between 4.30 and 5.50 a.m. His death comes a week after Russia accused him of being a British spy for MI6
Le Mesurier and his wife often stayed in the apartment in Istanbul while they were at the White Helmets headquarters, where Winberg was also a director of their foundation
Only an hour later, however, she was woken up by the police after her husband's body was found outside on the street.
Mr. Le Mesurier, whose humanitarian organization White Helmets saved thousands of lives in war-torn Syria, was called an MI6 spy a few days before he died by Russian government officials criticizing his work in the Middle East.
The claim, denied by Mr Le Mesurier's family and colleagues, has fueled speculation that shadow forces might have been responsible for his premature death.
Mystery surrounds the death of Mr. Le Mesurier when the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad de CIA and the & # 39; western intelligence & # 39; accused of murder
Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has the CIA and the & # 39; western intelligence services & # 39; accused of being behind death – and alleged that the Turkish intelligence services carried out the murder on behalf of the West.
Mrs Fayzullaeva rejected the claims as & # 39; nonsense & # 39 ;.
She said that on the Saturday, 48 hours earlier, the former army officer was out of food and had a blood pressure of 160/120, which led him to go to Buyukada Merkez's medical center, a ten-minute walk from his house.
There he received an injection and a pill to lower his blood pressure sufficiently so that he could go home later that evening.
Mrs. Fayzullaeva, who also lives in the house on Buyukada and takes care of the house when they are gone, said: I called Emma twice to see how she is doing, but she did not answer the phone.
& # 39; I don't want to bother her too much because she is sad, she must have been destroyed.
& # 39; They were a close couple. Very affectionate with each other.
& # 39; When James stayed here in Buyukada, he smoked on the balcony so he could have done the same in Istanbul.
& # 39; Maybe he went up the ledge to smoke and fell. Perhaps he was sleepy from taking a sleeping pill.
Le Mesurier had high blood pressure, felt stressed and could not eat on Saturday, which led him to visit the Buyukada Merkez medical center (photo)
& # 39; I don't know what happened, but I don't think he was a spy and I don't think this had anything to do with his death.
& # 39; The claims of the Russians are nonsense. He was not part of MI6.
& # 39; He had no Russian friends in the house. I would know because I am originally from Uzbekistan and I speak Russian.
Mr. Le Mesurier's housekeeper said he and his wife were a loving, tactile couple
& # 39; He was a very nice man and treated me very well
& # 39; James and Emma rented this house and lived here on the weekend. They had their wedding party here last year.
& # 39; They have socialized quite a lot. People would stay with them for a few days, especially the British.
& # 39; His two ten and nine year old daughters come and stay sometimes, but they do not live here full time. I think they might be in school in the UK. & # 39;
The palace-like 100-year-old house, overlooking the sea, is located behind gates and has a vast, well-kept back garden.
Locals on Buyukada, where cars are largely banned and the most popular means of transport are horse and carriage, say the white wooden house is near the house where Soviet revolutionary Leon Trotsky lived in exile in the late 1920s and early 30s .
Mr. Le Mesurier is said to have remained unobtrusive, did not really mingle with others, but was occasionally seen jogging across the island.
Mrs. Winberg (photo, left) gets into a car when she leaves the Forensic Medicine Institute on Wednesday where her husband's body was held before being repatriated to the UK
Mr. Le Mesurier's body was flown back to Britain and repatriated last night, but Turkish media have reported that his wife has been told not to leave Turkey.
She spent three hours yesterday at a central police station in Istanbul, where, according to reports, people were questioned about the contents of cell phones and laptops found in the apartment.
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