Stella Assange: ‘it’s too late for Navalny, but it’s not too late for my husband Julian’

Rexa Vella

Stella Assange: ‘it’s too late for Navalny, but it’s not too late for my husband Julian’

That extradition, if successful, would make Julian Assange, 52, the first publisher in the world to be tried under the Espionage Act, which supporters fear would set a dangerous precedent for journalism and freedom of speech more widely — and which his wife, 40, fears would effectively be a death sentence. ‘He could be on a plane within days. His health is in decline, mentally and physically. His life is at risk every single day he stays in prison, and if he’s extradited, he will die,’ she tells a press conference before our meeting at the Frontline Club, a members’ club for journalists in Paddington.

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