WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, 48, is so sick, he could die in prison if he does not get urgent medical care, according to letter sent Monday to British authorities.
More than 60 doctors wrote to U.K. Home Secretary Priti Patel to explain their “serious concerns” about Assange’s fitness to stand trial as he fights extradition to the U.S. on espionage charges.
The letter says that Assange suffers from psychological problems including “major depression,” as well as dental issues and serious shoulder problems. He also shows the “symptoms of a torture victim,” the letter claims.
Assange is currently in Belmarsh prison serving a 50-week sentence for jumping bail. He also waits for his next extradition hearing in February.