Assange Not Fit For US Extradition Hearing, Doctors Say

Law360, London (November 25, 2019, 11:59 AM GMT) -- More than 60 doctors have written to British authorities saying they fear Wikileaks founder Julian Assange could die in prison unless he gets medical treatment before a trial hearing as the U.S. seeks to extradite him to face espionage charges.

Physicians from the U.K., Europe, Australia and Sri Lanka said in a letter addressed to the home secretary and published Monday that they have “serious concerns” about whether Assange, who is being held in prison in London, is fit to stand trial in February.

Assange is fighting an attempt by the U.S. to extradite him on 18 charges of espionage for leaking...

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