Alarming news from London suggests that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is “gravely ill” and has been admitted to the hospital wing of the high-security Belmarsh Prison.
Assange’s Swedish lawyer Per E. Samuelson has stated that “Assange is in such a bad shape that it is not possible to conduct a normal conversation with him”. Samuelson met with Assange for just under two hours on Friday at Belmarsh and was unable to engage in effective communication.
Due to the condition of his client, Samuelson requested a postponement to June 3 extradition hearing in Uppsala, Sweden. Yet, despite Assange’s condition, which is said to be “grave”, the request has been denied.
“I meant that it should be postponed until I had time to meet again and go through the issues in peace and quiet. I suggested no specific date and meant it should be postponed until everything…
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