- Stella Assange gave an update on her husband’s case on Tucker Carlson’s show
- He said he is in danger if he is sent to the United States because “he has tried to assassinate him.”
- Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo allegedly led the crusade against Assange in 2017 when WikiLeaks continued to publish classified government documents.
Julian Assange’s wife has claimed her health is worsening as she awaits a decision on his extradition to the United States at Belmarsh Prison in London.
Stella Assange gave an update on her husband’s condition while criticizing the United States and former CIA director Mike Pompeo over an alleged assassination plot against the Wikileaks founder under the Trump administration.
“He’s not doing well, he didn’t even attend these hearings and this is the make-or-break hearing,” Stella told Tucker Calrson during an appearance on his show X.
‘If I hadn’t been in Belmarsh prison for the last five years I wouldn’t be in this state of disrepair and decay. Every day she spends in prison is a day her health deteriorates.’
Stella addressed a Yahoo News report that claimed the CIA planned to assassinate Assange after Wikileaks posted sensitive agency hacking tools online, and Carlson asked her how she felt when “Mike Pompeo tried to assassinate her husband.”
Stella Assange gave an update on her husband’s condition while criticizing the United States and former CIA director Mike Pompeo over an alleged assassination plot against the Wikileaks founder.
Stella referred to a Yahoo News report that claimed the CIA planned to assassinate Assange after Wikileaks posted sensitive agency hacking tools online.
‘Julian is under enormous pressure… he knows that the United States is a country that has planned his assassination. “The stakes couldn’t be higher,” Stella said.
‘If the UK decides in favor of the US, they will put Julian on a plane to the US, that’s how imminent it is. “It’s really a very risky moment for Julian.”
Pompeo allegedly led the crusade against Assange in 2017 when WikiLeaks continued to publish classified government documents.
“He’s a dangerous individual,” Stella said of Pompeo. “The CIA is a rogue organization that everyone at all levels of American politics is terrified of; they are trained to assassinate, fabricate information and place it in the media, carry out propaganda wars, overthrow governments, etc.”
Carlson also accused the British government of degrading “its own system and history on behalf of the American government.”
“It’s the default situation: the UK sees itself as a lapdog,” Stella replied.
Assange’s fight to avoid facing espionage charges in the United States may be coming to an end after a protracted legal saga in the United Kingdom that included seven years of self-imposed exile inside a foreign embassy and five years in prison.
“Every day he spends in prison is a day in which his health deteriorates,” said Stella Assange. An exterior view of Belmarsh high security prison on October 8.
Court hearings this week will determine whether Assange will be extradited to the United States. A protester shouts slogans outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London on Tuesday.
Julian Assange, who faces espionage charges and up to 175 years in prison, pictured with his wife Stella
He faces what could be his final court hearings in London this week as he fights to stop his extradition to the United States.
The High Court scheduled two days of debates on whether Assange can ask an appeals court to block his transfer. If the court does not allow the appeal to move forward, he could be sent across the Atlantic within weeks.
Assange, 52, an Australian computer expert, has been charged in the United States with 18 counts over Wikileaks’ publication of hundreds of thousands of classified documents in 2010.
Prosecutors say he conspired with U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to hack a Pentagon computer and release secret diplomatic cables and military files on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
He faces 17 counts of espionage and one count of computer misuse. If he is convicted, his lawyers say he could receive a prison sentence of up to 175 years, although US authorities have said any sentence is likely to be much less.
Assange and his supporters argue that he acted as a journalist to expose wrongdoing by the US military and that he is protected by the freedom of the press guaranteed by the First Amendment of the US Constitution.