According to Bloomberg News on the 18th, after Coronavirus Pandemic broke out in prison, Julian Assange was sealed in his cell and could no longer go out.
A spokesperson for the founder of the “Wiki Revealed” website said in a statement that a department of Belmarsh Prison, where Assange is located, has reported some cases of infection. All prisoners and staff must be tested for the virus, exercise and showering are prohibited.
The report pointed out that a London judge will rule on January 4 whether Assange will be extradited to the United States, where he will face confidential US government documents handed over to him by former US military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning about “conspiracy to obtain and disclose.” Allegations. Assange’s lawyer told a London court earlier this year that he had underlying lung disease, which made him a “high-risk group”.
Belmarsh Prison, where Assange is located, is one of the highest security prisons in London. It has been hailed as the British version of “Guantanamo” and has held many terrorists and important prisoners.
Assange is 48 years old, Australian, and founded the “Wiki Revealed” website in 2006. In 2010, this website exposed a large number of classified US government documents related to the war in Afghanistan and Iraq.
In the same year Swedish Prosecutor’s Office initiated a criminal investigation against Assange on suspicion of rape and sexual assault, but eventually terminated the investigation and lawsuit. Assange was in the UK at the time.
After being arrested by the British police, he denied the relevant charges and refused to go to Sweden. In 2012, he entered the Ecuadorian embassy in the UK to seek asylum during bail in 2012 and obtained Ecuadorian citizenship in 2017.
The Ecuadorian government revoked Assange’s asylum on April 11 this year, and the British police arrested him. On May 1, 2019, Assange was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison in a British court on the grounds that he violated the bail regulations. In addition, Assange faces 18 charges in the United States. If all the charges are convicted, he will face 175 years in prison in the United States.