Did Belmarsh Irretrievably Show Its Hand By Not Allowing Assange Ample Time to See His Lawyers

In an extremely intelligent move yesterday on the part of Assange’s lawyers, they were able to have court adjourned because they needed him to sign papers due to not having ample time with their client. Apparently, Belmarsh has denied them access to their client repeatedly.

According to WSWS (link seen here):

It was revealed that, since his last hearing on December 19, Assange had been granted just two hours total to review that evidence with his legal team. What is being conducted in the British courts is not a trial but a legal farce, designed to cover up the lawless rendition of a political prisoner to a country that brazenly assassinates political opponents.
On Belmarsh prison’s continued refusal to allow Assange sufficient time to review his case with his lawyers, Peirce said, “We have pushed Belmarsh in every way” and indicated that the legal team were seriously considering launching a judicial review—”it is a breach of a defendant’s rights.”

His lawyer pointed out:
“The idea that somebody doesn’t have access to their lawyers when they’re facing a life sentence, when they have 175 years [of imprisonment] ahead of them, when the prosecution has had 10 years to mount the hardest case that they have with unlimited resources, and for somebody to have three hours with their lawyers in order to sign off on their future, it’s unacceptable.

With this blow to the U.K.’s treatment of Assange, his present prisons conditions and the fact that the CIA was spying on him through a Spanish security agency, if justice is served, Assange should easily go free. However, so far the U.K. has only shown blatant disregard for free press and true justice.

What is being conducted in U.K. court currently is not only an illegal farce but a circus to entertain those who oppose him. It is nothing but a show trial to send him to a country that illegally assassinates those they consider political enemies. In all likelihood, along with Assange, free speech will be martyred.

This is not a crime against one human but a crime against humanity!

Assange Seems to Have Found A Little Hope in Court today

After Judge Baraister realized how little time Belmarsh was allowing his lawyers to see him, she decided to allow him time with them today and on Thursday. It seems to have effected Assange in a positive manner. (See pics below).

Comparison photo below:

Also, Nils Melzer, the U.N.’s special rapporteur on torture, in recent tweets made the following statement:

#SRTorture to @foreignoffice: “The conduct of the UK Govt in the #Assange case severely undermines the credibility of the UK’s commitment to the prohibition of torture & ill-treatment, as well as to the rule of law more generally”

@foreignoffice: “UK does not participate in, solicit or condone torture”

Yet: Despite @UKParliament & #SRTorture appeals (https://t.co/ddaBHL3QtX) Govt refuses to prosecute those responsible for UK involvement in CIA torture & rendition 2001-10. @foreignoffice: “We take allegations of torture very seriously & investigate allegations against UK personnel”

Yet: UK Govt flatly refuses to discuss & investigate #SRTorture findings regarding the #torture of #Assange . @foreignoffice: “Journalism is not a crime!” (https://t.co/a97EAUOIeC).

Yet: The UK Govt arbitrarily detains, abuses & plans to extradite #Assange to the US under ‘espionage’ charges for publishing evidence of war crimes & corruption.

@foreignoffice: “The UK has a close working relationship with UN bodies & supports the important work of the #SRTorture”

Yet: Throughout 2019 the UKGovt has consistently ignored ALL allegations, concerns & recommendations submitted by #SRTorture.

@foreignoffice: “The UK is committed to the rule of law”

Yet: No branch of Govt seems to see any problem with #Assange’s most basic due process rights being consistently & blatantly violated by the UK

#SRTorture to @foreignoffice: “It is high time to quit talking the talk & start walking the walk!”

The U.K. has repeatedly ignored the U.N.’s repeated requests to free Assange. They ignore international law and human rights by their treatment of Julian Assange. As Nils said, “Its time to walk the walk.”

Letter From HM Prison and Probation Service Regarding Treatment of Assange


Recently I sent an email to the UK Prison service describing my concern over Julian Assange’s treatment in their prison.  I have attached this letter below:

letter to Rob Davis

Now keep in mind, I have sent a larger letter in the past.  Once again, their response is concerning.



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So to my understanding, the UK does not consider 23 hours in a cell without reasonable contact with other humans solitary confinement?  Since when?  The definition of solitary confinement according to ncchc,org is:

Solitary confinement is the housing of an adult or juvenile with minimal to rare meaningful contact with other individuals. … Regardless of the term used, an individual who is deprived of meaningful contact with others is considered to be in solitary confinement.

In my return reply, I am going to add this definition and ask what exactly it means to be in a cell 23 hours a day without meaning contact in their definition.

The second issue they supposedly address in this letter is that it is not their responsibility to address his health issues.  So, we have learned it’s not the judge’s nor is it the Prison Services.  They basically tell you to contact the NHS England and Welsh department at gov.uk.  It seems no one there really take responsibility for anything except making sure their incarcerated are miserable.

Thirdly, this reply speaks of giving each individual 30 minutes in the library a week.  I hope you caught that.  30 minutes a week.  30 minutes. A week.  No one could properly prepare their defense in that amount of time.  No one.  Not even a genius like Julian Assange could prepare their defense in 30 minutes a week.  It absolutely astounds me.

Fourth, I want to point out that  he is in remand.  Remand is to imprison an individual until they go to trial.  This person is usually put in a lower security prison as they have not been to court yet.  They usually can wear their own clothes, (Julian’s clothes were taken by the Ecuadorian government and given to the U.S. as evidence, of what I don’t know). Usually, they get more visit time and more access to phones and the internet.  This isn’t so with Julian Assange.  He only got one call for Christmas.  He gets two 30 minute visits a week.  (By the way, 1 hour a week with visitors is not meaningful contact.

This letter baffles me and makes me wonder just what the U.K. thinks is justice and law and order.  Looking at the conditions Julian Assange is enduring also takes me aback as to what would happen to someone who isn’t as famous as him in British custody.  Also by sharing this letter, according to them, I am in violation of their copyright orders and:

Official/Official Sensitive/Secret/Top Secret

This e-mail is confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual to whom is is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, be advised that you have received this e-mail in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error please contact the sender. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of HMPPS. Although this e-mail and any attachments are believed to be free of any virus or other defects which might affect any computer or IT system into which they are received, no responsibility is accepted by HMPPS, or its service providers, for any loss or damage arising in any way from the receipt or use thereof.

So I guess I am going to jail for sharing.


Who Really Is Responsible For the Incarceration and Torture Of Julian Assange

“There is no justice in a world run by corruption.” – Julian Assange

A lot of people point fingers over who is responsible for this travesty of justice. The fact is, there are a number of groups involved on both sides. However, the ones who actually pushed to have Julian Assange evicted with force and an IMF loan from the Ecuadorian embassy in London and reopened the case might surprise some.

We all know that the secret grand jury against Wikileaks was originally opened years ago after the release of Collateral murder and Cablegate. It sat idle until 2017 shortly after #Vault7 was published by Wikileaks and Julian Assange. #Vault7 and 8 further exposed the CIA’s spying on American citizens. Shortly thereafter, Jeff Session who was then Attorney General reopened the case.

In my article, “Who Was Really Behind the Silencing of Julian Assange?”seen here, I put together a link between the Trump administration and the ferocity of the desire of this administration in getting Assange.

In April of 2017, the Attorney General, Jeff Sessions stated it was a priority to arrest Assange as seen here . Mike Pompeo, Trump’s Secretary of State, who was CIA director at the time made this statement as seen here :

“WikiLeaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service,” Mr. Pompeo said.

But Mr. Pompeo’s harshest words were reserved for Julian Assange, calling the WikiLeaks founder a “narcissist” and “a fraud — a coward hiding behind a screen.”

Some say Trump will eventually pardon the Wikileaks founder. In my firm opinion, based on statements made by Trump himself, he never will free Assange. Here’s why I believe this.

President Trump gave Jeff Sessions the go ahead regarding the arrest of Julian Assange as well as seen here.

The US President performed a U-turn saying “it’s ok with me” if is arrested after praising WikiLeaks during his election campaign.


(link ) Here, as a business man, Donald Trump makes the statement:

“I think it’s disgraceful, I think there should be like death penalty or something,” Trump said during the quick exchange.

In a statement made shortly after the arrest of journalist Julian Assange, then press secretary for Trump, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, made this statement (you can find link here from NBC news):

“Look, clearly the president was making a joke during the 2016 campaign,” Sanders told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace about Trump’s past praise for WikiLeaks. “Certainly we take this serious.”

In April 2019, Trump stated the following when asked about Julian Assange in an interview seen in USA today (link):

“I know nothing about WikiLeaks,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. “It’s not my thing.”

Trump said he didn’t know anything about Assange’s arrest and said what happens next is up to the attorney general.

“I know nothing really about it — it’s not my deal in life,” he said.

Funny how he loved Wikileaks prior to his election in 2016 when Assange was exposing the criminal activity of his rival, Hillary Clinton. It seems Trump flip flops when it serves his purpose.

Furthermore, both Pence and Pompeo met with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno to discuss Assange prior to his eviction in 2017. Almost immediately after Assange was arrested, Moreno came to the US to receive the bribe money in the form of a 5.6 billion dollar IMF loan.

I supply these facts, so you can make your own decision. You decide. However the facts clearly show who is responsible for the violation of human rights, the torture and the arrest of a hero, Julian Assange.

Author’s Note: This one was a really hard one to write as I voted Trump and I have a great deal of guilt.

Amidst Another Award for Courage, Doctors Still Worried About Assange’s Health

News broke today that Julian Assange won yet another award for his courage and speaking out for the rights of others. The Catalan Dignity Commission honored him with its 2019 Dignity Prize for raising awareness of the victimization of Catalans in October of 2017. Julian Assange is still being held in remand in the UK at Belmarsh prison awaiting his extradition trial to the United States. Under lock and key and held in solitary confinement 23 hours a day, doctors continue to raise their concens over Assange’s deteriorating health.

The psychological stress caused by torturous conditions and fear of extradition have further deteriorated Julian’s well being. There were already health issues after 7 years of being detained in London’s Ecuadorian embassy. Incarceration has only exasperated the process of his disintegrating health.

Concerns were raised as early as May by UN special rapporteur on torture, Nils Melzer, that Julian had all the symptoms of a prolonged torture victim. According to the Nelson Mandela Act, any solitary confinement over 15 days is considered torture. Assange has spent well over 200 days locked up in complete isolation without any meaningful human contact.

According to Better health, link seen here:

People who have been tortured can have a range of symptoms, including:

  • Headaches
  • Shaking or trembling muscles
  • Hearing loss
  • Vision problems
  • Sleeping problems
  • Anxiety attacks
  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Sexual problems
  • Depression
  • Aggression
  • Suicidal thoughts

Wikipedia states the following here:

Solitary confinement has been reported to cause hypertension, headaches and migraines, profuse sweating, dizziness, and heart palpitations. Many inmates also experience extreme weight loss due to digestion complications and abdominal pain. Many of these symptoms are due to the intense anxiety and sensory deprivation.

Studies have shown higher risk for heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure and an inability to have healthy relationships afterwards. It is a proven fact that lonely people are more prone to certain physical ailments including high blood pressure, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and are more prone to infection. Mentally it has been reported to play with your sense of time, cause hallucinations, and paranoia. Many completely isolated individuals who had no meaningful human contact lost track of reality all together as studies have shown.

Imagine living your life in a box the size of a parking space. You eat there, sleep there, exercise there and defecate there. Some have no windows in their cells. There is a reason that prisoners call it being put in “the hole.”

Recently news.com.au released this:

Last year more than 100 doctors from around the world put the Morrison government on notice that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s health is deteriorating so rapidly, he might die in jail.

The doctors are concerned that the psychological stress he has been under – which is akin to psychological torture is manifesting in physical ailments and he could suffer a stroke, cardiac arrest or other fatal health problem at any time.

Simply put, Assange’solitary confinement is pure evil, cruel and unethical not to mention illegal. Yet the U.K. claims they are doing it to protect him. If that is protection, I would prefer to take my chances. Outside exercise takes place in a cage with nothing but cement underfoot. Visits are limited to 2 per week, a half hour each and any touching is most likely prohibited.

Julian Assange is dying in prison. Ultimately, he will suffer long term effects from the torture he is receiving. A true hero is being slowly annihilated.

Rise up. Stand up. Fight this.

Evil is that which kills the spirit, silences the soul and breaks the heart. ~Angel Fox

The Evil Within: Belmarsh Prison, Its Governor and Julian Assange

This might be a long one folks.

In recent news, a disabled prisoner within Belmarsh was found dead. This was the 3rd incarcerated individual this year who has died in Belmarsh . According to the article in the Guardian seen here:

Liridon Saliuka, 29, died after a dispute over whether he should be classified as disabled.
Liridon Saliuka, who was born in Kosovo and held a British passport, was found reportedly unresponsive in house block 4 of the high-security prison in the early evening of 2 January.
He was the third prisoner to have died in Belmarsh within the past year. Another inmate was found dead there in November.

His sister Dina stated the following from above article:

“They didn’t let him make a phone call from Boxing Day until New Year’s Day when I saw him,” Dita said. “My brother said people who committed suicide were weak and selfish. I heard from others there had been an altercation that day. He was being bullied.

“I called the prison repeatedly to [to raise concerns about his disability] but no one came back to me. He was moved on New Year’s Eve, and he said he had been sleeping on the floor because the mattress was so uncomfortable.

“He was on remand. Now my brother will never be able to clear his name in court.”

His sister also tweeted the following which is not covered in the article by the Guardian.

Rob Davis, who is the governor of Belmarsh has a history of prisoners dying under his eye. While prison warden (or as known in the U.K. prison governor), Mr. Davis had 17 inmates commit suicide at Woodhill jail while warden. 12 deaths occurred in one year. (See article here from miltonkeynes for full details).

Julian Assange is also being held in remand at Belmarsh and statement to friends is that he is dying. We cannot let this happen to an innocent journalist.

At a visit with Assange, Pamela Anderson was threatened by the warden according to an article at Sputnik seen here:

“The warden made it very clear to me, that if I were going to be a problem – he’d make problems for Julian. It was a direct threat,” the actress reportedly said.

What the problem Pamela could cause he was speaking of was never made clear by the warden nor what kind of problems he intended on giving Assange. Though Julian’s 23 hour solitary confinement and hot box treatment might be it. This threat is very enlightening as to how Rob Davis feels about prisoners under his watch however.

How long will it be before Assange is suicided? Belmarsh continues to torture a man who already served his sentence for bail jumping and is presumed innocent until proven guilty of the 18 indictments awaiting him in the United States. Julian Assange is being slowly murdered by the British justice system while people sit back and watch.

When will folks stand up for justice and their own rights? Do we have to lose a innovator of journalism, a truth teller and a human rights advocate to understand what is really taking place here?

Why isn’t the U.S. going after the New York Times and the Guardian who helped release the same documents Assange released through Wikileaks? The Guardian also released the revelations from Edward Snowden. Why are they being protected?

No man who has not yet stood trial should be held in a high security prison known as Britain’s Gitmo. According to my article, “Belmarsh: Where They Are Keeping Assange” seen here:

According to wikipedia seen here:

In November 2009, an inspection report from Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisonscriticised the “extremely high” amount of force used to control inmates at the prison.[5] The report also stated that an unusually high number of prisoners had reported being intimidated or victimised by staff at Belmarsh.”

Belmarsh also known as Hellmarsh is known as a Category A prison.

Category A: Category A prisons are high security prisons, holding those individuals considered the most threatening to the public should they escape. Category A prisons should not be overcrowded, given the high levels of security required.

By putting Assange in such a prison, it is obvious the U.K. and the U.S. intend to martyr him for speaking the truth. Julian Assange is a gentle, kind man who is a non-violent individual. Exposure to such torture and extreme conditions alone would certainly aid in deteriorating his already tormented soul.

The U.S. simply wants vengeance because their criminal acts of war have been exposed for what they are. Wikileaks showed the world the truth, yet no one else who published these facts have so much as been slapped on the hand.

Don’t let this happen to you fellow journalists and citizens of the world. For Assange sets a precedent for the future of free speech and free press. Today it is Julian, tomorrow it is the world.

No Explanation From Belmarsh or Court on Injuries Sustained By Assange While in Prison

After hearing from Vaughn Smith about Julian Assange’s slurred Christmas call and the statement he made that he is dying, the question still remains about his obvious sustained psychological as well as physical injuries while incarcerated.

The last time he appeared in court, he walked with a limp which he did not have six months ago. Obviously being sedated, Assange’s health has grown continuously worse as he remains behind bars in the highest security prison in the UK. He is currently on remand awaiting his extradition hearing. He spends 23 hours in solitary confinement a day. Why such serious detainment?

According to the UN Special rapporteur on torture, Nils Melzer :

“UN Standard Minimum Rules 43&44:
“Solitary confinement”: 22 or more hrs/day without meaningful human contact.
If “prolonged” (15+ consecutive days) it amounts to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment & is always prohibited!”

Assange has been in solitary confinement for much of his time in Belmarsh since April 12th for first, a simple bail violation and now for awaiting his extradition trial. This is clearly a violation of his human rights!

In a Twitter thread Nils Melzer also shared the following:

(1/6) Just out: My letter to the #UK Govt of 29 Oct 2019, detailing serious due process violations, expressing alarm at #Assange’s detention conditions & health, reiterating my queries & calling for his prompt release. Direct link: https://t.co/mqDEFuYowZ?amp=1 (60 days & no response)

(2/6) My official findings, supported by medical experts, unquestionably provide “reasonable ground to believe” that UK officials contributed to #Assange’s psychological torture or ill-treatment, whether through perpetration, attempt, complicity or other forms of participation.

(3/6) Under the Convention against Torture, the UK Govt does not have the political discretion to simply reject such findings, but must conduct a prompt & impartial investigation and, if confirmed, prosecute the perpetrators and provide redress & rehabilitation to Mr. Assange.

(4/6) In my view, recurring & serious due process violations in the UK have rendered both #Assange’s criminal conviction/sentencing for bail violation & US extradition trial inherently arbitrary, to the point of making any legal remedies a pointless formality devoid of prospect.

(5/6) The resulting anxiety, stress & hopelessness have significantly contributed to & are currently the primary cause for #Assange’s continued exposure to psychological torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

(6/6) I therefore strongly recommend that the UK Government retract their authorization for Mr. Assange’s extradition to the United States and proceed to releasing him from prison without further delay.

Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the British State, not of Mr #Assange or his defense counsel, to ensure legal proceedings will be conducted in good faith, by independent impartial judicial magistrates & in full compliance with domestic & international law.

There is no justice in sight in this case. Assange continues to slowly be martyred by the state in an act of vengeance. How long can he sustain the torture inflicted upon him? What must it take to free him? How long before people realize they are just as guilty as his oppressors in their complacency?

When Fellow Supporters of Assange Block One Another

Over and over again I see so much division among Assange supporters. Whether it is politically motivated, a simple misunderstanding or whatever the reason is, it has to stop.

Julian Assange himself stated the following in regards to freeing him:

“There is unity in the oppression. There must be absolute unity and determination in the response.”

I am really sort of angered by the blocking amongst supporters. Really shows who they are. Only hurts Assange. Many of us RT facts shared from other supporters to our followers. By blocking others, this makes this impossible. If you really care about Assange you do not block them.

We need a united movement if we ever want to see Julian free again.

This image was originally tweeted by Assange himself when he was still online. The Twitter account was turned over to the Defend Assange legal campaign after he was silenced.

Even if you suspect someone is a government operative, let them be. As Assange stated above, they are still putting light on his plight. Blocking someone who is doing a good job supporting Assange but may be doing it for the wrong reasons is another No No. If they are avidly supporting him, it doesn’t matter what their reasons are, they are aiding in our campaign. If they are drawing attention to the persecution, don’t distract them with divisiveness. It is a good way to drive them away from the cause. Julian needs all of us.

We need a mass movement to see him free. We need every single person we can get to call for his freedom and to fight his extradition. We cannot afford to lose a single person. We are fighting a super power for a man’s life. We are fighting against possibly the strongest nation in the world and yet we take the time out to fight with one another over small idiosyncrasies. We attack one another without thinking about the consequences. We blacklist supporters, we block them and by doing so, we are only hurting Assange. If we care about Julian, this must end now.

We do not have the time or resources to let this continue! Assange is deterioriating quickly in prison. We must raise the sword of truth and free him now before it is too late.

“Divide and Conquer” has a long history of destroying movements.

From my article why Unity is Necessary to Free Assange

This is also working in the movement to Free Julian Assange. Government Operatives posing as activists start with dropping seeds of doubt and pushing an agenda against what they call the “opposition.” The opposition being people from what they call the “other side” or different political parties. They use familiar terms to put them down which causes a break in forces. Suddenly the movement is divided in half and its strength is half of what it once was. Remember the old adage “There is strength in numbers.” In this battle against the powers that be, it is more than true.

The point is by arguing and fighting, we lose sight of our goal. It creates a distraction from the real work we are doing and need to get done. We must unite to win this fight! We must free Assange! Together! United!!!!

On My Advocacy to Free Assange and Beyond

With all the hatred directed towards me, all the blatant lies, anyone else would have stopped campaigning to #FreeAssange.
But this is not about me. This is about the man who brought us the truth, risked his life to expose injustice and is now paying the ultimate price. From the beginning, it was never about me.

Yes, I’ve made some sacrifices to help him. Mostly my time and my heart, but all the things I’ve done are nothing compared to what he has done for us.

There is so much hatred on social media today it is mind blowing and so much directed at Assange. As good a person as Assange is, I do not know how he could handle that which was directed at him. For myself, I have often had to remind myself why I started supporting him to begin with.

I chose this road for many reasons when I look back. I wanted to make a difference and when I read about Assange’s plight, the mobbing and the torture, it made my soul scream. The more I read and learned, the more I knew I had to do something. So I started writing again and making memes which led to 3 DC vigils in front of the White House, mostly out of my pocket. Then I went to London for 21 days to watch over the embassy. Still I am planning another DC vigil in the cold on February 24th.

I didn’t want attention or fame. I wanted to set an example for others to follow. I wanted people to know the truth about what the U.K., the U.S. and Sweden were doing. In the end, I added Australia and Ecuador to that list.

If my doing what I do brought more people to help and taught them the truth and helped others free him,then I had done what I set out to do. Regardless of the consequences and hatred I have endured. I know others have been hurt by it as well. I know some of ended up dropping their support. I wonder if those people realize they only hurt Julian by attacking others?

Along the way many hated me for doing the above. It seems they viewed my support as some sort of crime. More Assange supporters believed incredulous lies being told about me. I can’t say I always have stood strong against the accusations of operative, troll, stalker, fake. Many times I bawled and thought about quitting. I made a few huge mistakes along the way. After all, I am human.

I am an empath and a sensitive person. I have a huge heart that breaks easily. The last 3 years I have been under constant, unending attacks by key supporters. For what? Doing what I can to help.

When I think about quitting I remind myself what he is going through. If together we can free him regardless of the hatred towards me, the end goal is worth my broken heart. For truly, his heart must be broken. He is suffering as an innocent man. He must often feel as Jesus did. Betrayed, persecuted and tortured for loving people enough to tell them the truth.

How it must break his heart to know so many want him dead, how many sit complacently while they martyr him. He’s dying inside those prison walls. Not just from the torture, but I believe from a broken heart.

My tears are a small price to pay to see him free. The hatred and mobbing of my character mean little compared to the sacrifice Julian is making.

So go ahead and hate me for fighting so hard. It doesn’t matter, it’s not about me. It’s about freeing my hero, Julian Assange.

Recent Updates on Assange

In a tweet by Julian’s friend Vaugh Smith he shared this…

Julian Assange called my family from prison this Christmas Eve while we were preparing for dinner. Please spare a thought for him. He spoke to my wife, Pranvera and our girls – who remembered Christmas with him in 2010 when he was our guest while on bail.

This was the last time that Julian had a family Christmas. He told my wife and I how he was slowly dying in Belmarsh where, though only on remand, he is kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day and is often sedated. His US extradition proceedings start in February…

and he desperately needs our support. #alonethischristmas #MerryXmas #FreedomOfSpeech #FreeJulianAssange #WikiLeaks #JulianAssange

According to reports, last Friday, Assange was accompanied by 2 doctors in the prison van to court for the appearance via video link in Spain. Apparently, Belmarsh must be concerned that Assange may faint or worse for them to accompany him. This is very concerning.

When a person appears to be dying and the recognised treatments for saving his life are knowingly withheld, against the advice of more than 60 doctors, surely this is attempted murder in any nation that wants to claim rule of law!

This must be seen as torture, abuse of a prisoner and an extreme violation of human rights. The U.K. is supposed to be a civilized nation with respect for the laws it agreed to under the Vienna Convention as well as the United Nations which it helped form. International law is being ignored in this case and Assange is being slowly murdered without trial or jury.

If this continues, we will lose a hero simply through complacency and laziness. This must stop NOW! 6 months from now may be too late!