Julian Assange's health is so poor he could die in prison, according to a letter to UK government from 60 doctors

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Julian Assange is so unwell he could die in prison, a group of 60 doctors have said in a letter to UK authorities.

Julian Assange is in such poor health he could die in prison, a consortium of 60 doctors said in a joint letter to the UK government.

Assange has been detained inside the UK's Belmarsh Prison since May. The 48-year-old was in April sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for breaching the Bail Act when he spent years hiding from police in Ecuador's London embassy.

The letter says: "We write this open letter, as medical doctors, to express our serious concerns about the physical and mental health of Julian Assange." It is addressed to Priti Patel, the UK's Home Secretary.

"Mr Assange requires urgent expert medical assessment of both his physical and psychological state of health."

 

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