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!