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#FreeAssange: Doctor Diagnosed Julian Assange With Asperger’s Syndrome – The Dissenter 23 Sept. 2020

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Doctor Diagnosed Julian Assange With Asperger’s Syndrome

Dr. Quinton Deeley said Assange’s autism causes him to ruminate about his “prospective circumstances at length,” and it creates a “sense of horror.”

Kevin GosztolaSep 23

Screen shot of WikiLeaks founder from the Frontline Club in 2012

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism, while detained in the Belmarsh high-security prison in London. This likely increases Assange’s risk of suicide if confined in restrictive prison conditions in the United States, according to a psychiatrist who testified at his extradition trial.

Dr. Quinton Deeley, who works for the National Health Service (NHS), conducted an Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) test on Assange and produced a report. He interviewed Assange for six hours in July.

Assange told Deeley he feared he would be held in isolation in a U.S. prison. He was afraid of the fresh indictment. He…

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