WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange ‘hearing voices’ in prison
In 2006, Assange founded WikiLeaks - an international non-profit organization that publishes news leaks and classified information provided by anonymous sources.
The Australian Editor and Founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has been hearing strange voices and has already written suicide notes to his family.
In 2006, Assange founded WikiLeaks – an international non-profit organization that publishes news leaks and classified information provided by anonymous sources. After the 2010 leaks, the United States government started a criminal investigation into WikiLeaks.
A Neuropsychiatry Professor at King’s College London, Michael Kopelman, said the 49-year-old hacker has an “extreme suicidal preoccupation” while awaiting the verdict on whether he will be sent to the United States, where he will face up to 175 years in jail on spying charges.
Kopelman told the UK criminal court, “The WikiLeaks founder has made various plans and undergone numerous preparations, such as confessed to the Catholic priest. The pastor granted him forgiveness, after which the publisher started to compose farewell letters to his family members and close friends.”
“The Australian Editor has already written his will. He also has an excess of known risk factors, including a family history of distress and suicide,” said Kopelman.
The psychiatrist said Assange had experienced “auditory hallucinations” in which he heard “abusive and persecutory” voices.
“The voices are things like, ‘You’re dead, you’re dust, and we’re coming to get you,'” The Professor told the hearing.
Under investigation, Kopelman said he was always alert to the possibility that Assange might be ‘malingering’ or’ lying’.
The extradition trial in London started on the 7th of September and is due to last until early October.
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