The stroke was caused by stress resulting from ongoing litigation by the United States.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange suffered a stroke in London’s Belmarsh prison, where he has been held since 2019. This was reported on Sunday by the Daily Mail newspaper with reference to his fiancee Stella Morris.

According to her, the attack happened on October 27 during Assange’s speech at the High Court in London via video link. According to Morris, the stroke was caused by stress resulting from ongoing litigation by the United States, and general deterioration of health. The incident affected the condition of the WikiLeaks founder: his right eyelid is lowered; there are memory problems and signs of neurological damage. Assange underwent an MRI of the brain, and now he is taking medications against stroke.

According to the publication, the Ministry of Justice of the United Kingdom declined to comment.