65 Doctors Draft Open Letter Warning British Authorities Assange May Die in Detention

An international group of doctors have notified British authorities that the health of Julian Assange has reached a critical sage.


Time is running out for Julian Assange.

This week, 65 doctors and medical professionals, led by Australian clinical psychologist Lissa Johnsonhave written an open letter to the British Home Secretary, Priti Patel, to inform British authorities that the health of Julian Assange is at a critical sage now. The group has asked that Assange be moved from supermax Belmarsh Prison and into a university teaching hospital where he can receive proper multidisciplinary medical care, otherwise, there is a very real risk that he may die in custody. The 48-year-old Assange is still fighting US extradition for charges under the 1917 Espionage Act with 175 years in a US prison.

UKC News hosts Patrick Henningsen and Mike Robinson present the issue and give the argument on behalf of the WikiLeaks founder.