Today the U.N. special rapporteur on torture released his findings in the Assange case and urged the U.K. to not extradite Assange to the U.S. or any country that would extradite. The question remains since the British government has ignored their rulings so far in this case, so will they listen now?
According to Reuters:
“Our finding was that Mr. Assange shows all the symptoms of a person who has been exposed to psychological torture for a prolonged period of time. The psychiatrist who accompanied my mission said that his state of health was critical,” Melzer told Reuters in an interview in Geneva.
“But my understanding is that he has now been hospitalized and that he is not able to stand trial,” he said.
According to the New York Times:
“He was extremely jumpy and stressed,” Mr. Melzer said in an interview. “It’s difficult to have a structured conversation with him. There’s so much going on in his mind it’s difficult to have a dialogue with him.”
“Wherever I delved into the case, I found a lot of dirty stuff,” he said in a phone interview.
UN Special Rapporteur on torture: “In 20 years..I have never seen a group of democratic States ganging up to deliberately isolate, demonise and abuse a single individual for such a long time and with so little regard for human dignity and the rule of law”
Julian Assange has been tormented and tortured unlike any other publisher by not one but 4 governments that claim to be democratic and support the rights of the people. It is now time for these 4 governments to own up to their participation in the destruction of Assange and release him. The demonizing of this man has to stop and the media has to begin telling the truth about the goings on now and for the past 9 years before it is too late.
The U.K. government has already stated they intend to respond to the report and that they disagree with many points. It is unlikely they will submit to the U.N.’s requests. Their past corrupt decisions and judicial bias shows their outright contempt for Assange. This history may only be an example of what the British government will do in the future, which is wholly obey their master, the U.S. government.
Only we can save this man with boots on the ground, pens in hand and demanding his freedom as a united force! We elect these individuals to office. They depend on our vote. Don’t hesitate to remind them that they can be replaced.