Comments on 2019-10-26 Julian Assange

UN expert on torture sounds alarm again that Julian Assange’s life may be at risk.

The Special Rapporteur and his medical team visited the imprisoned Wikileaks founder in May and reported that he showed “all the symptoms typical for prolonged exposure to psychological torture” and demanded immediate measures for the protection of his health and dignity.

“However, what we have seen from the UK Government is outright contempt for Mr. Assange’s rights and integrity,” Melzer said. “Despite the medical urgency of my appeal, and the seriousness of the alleged violations, the UK has not undertaken any measures of investigation, prevention and redress required under international law.”

– Alex Schroeder 2019-11-02 22:57 UTC

@micahflee writes:

The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture called Chelsea Manning’s imprisonment and daily fines “an open-ended, progressively severe measure of coercion fulfilling all the constitutive elements of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”.

Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

– Alex Schroeder 2019-12-31 08:34 UTC

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