When I found out where Assange was being kept prisoner, I decided to investigate the facility itself. I found the information very disturbing. One of the links was for a “A tour of the jail within a jail that houses Britain’s most dangerous”.
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. The report also stated that an unusually high number of prisoners had reported being intimidated or victimised by staff at Belmarsh.”
Why are they putting a man in jail for a simple bail breech in a top security prison? I find this very disturbing and unfair. As though Assange did not suffer enough during his 7 year stay at Ecuadorian’s “House of Horrors” in the last year, they are placing him in “The Gitmo of England”.
Here is a link to a youtube video titled “Inside Britain’s Toughest Prison.
According to the Sun (link seen here)
Home to terrorists, killers and rapists
Just the title says more than any words can say. Belmarsh is also known for it’s overcrowding and lack of guards. According to Howard League (link seen here)
Belmarsh is 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.
I am still baffled as to why Assange has been placed in a prison full of prisoners who are considered a threat to the public. He is a journalist arrested for publishing war crime documents. Is this how they treat the press in England? Is this how they deal with free speech advocates? Apparently the UK government is terrified by Assange and what he represents.
We as a people need to be outraged they put a man only convicted of a bail breech in such a prison. It is like putting your mother in solitary confinement for scolding you.
Though Assange’s health care issues may be treated here, I only pray they keep him out of the general violent population. He is not safe in this prison. If they treat him as they have many others, he will be intimidated and physically assaulted or worse.
Britain is nothing more than a tiny tool that the US is using to destroy a threat to their corruption. If he is treated like this for a bail breech, what will he endure under US jurisdiction? We must fight for no extradition to save Assange, our free speech and our human rights now.