I found myself weeping This morning, on my knees in mourning for Assange’s current situation. An innocent man whose health has deteriorated to the point he’s kept on a prison hospital ward, with issues from being mobbed and isolated for 7 years. He has asked every person who has visited him to save his life. Yet even after serving his time, they will hold him in a high security prison with murderers and terrorists. He has no access to the things he needs to defend himself against extradition, he is in solitary confinement awaiting extradition where he faces hell. This is unheard of in extraddition cases but the injustice rages on in this case as they attempt to make him an example.
Nils Melzer recently tweeted:
It’s true that while the establishment destroys our rights so they can control the narrative, the media follows along like rats following the Pied Piper to their death. They will report to annihilate Assange’s character on everything but the crimes he’s exposed.
As my friend and.vlogger Stephen Perret stated on Twitter recently:
“The best journalist in the world is an Aussie. If truthful journalism was a simple sport, Australian media would be celebrating Julian Assange 24/7. But because he exposed serious crimes against democracy, we get smears, lies, nothing positive & no compassion. #WeAreAllAssange”
The treatment of Assange by the UK government is a disgusting display of injustice and blatant disregard for human rights. If they can do this to him, they can do this to you!
According ECPMF seen here:
A visibly fatigued and emaciated Assange greeted Melzer and his team during their visit on 9. May. It had been 28 days since Assange’s arrest. He was wearing a plain blue jumper and grey joggers.
Melzer and his team’s visit lasted for four hours. For three of those four hours Melzer and two medical experts, Professor Duarte Nuno Vieira from Portugal and Dr. Pau Perez-Sales from Spain conducted a medical assessment of Assange.
It followed the ‘Istanbul Protocol’. The protocol’s full name is the ‘Manual on Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.’
Melzer tells the ECPMF that at first, “after what this man [Assange] had gone through, I didn’t know what to expect.”
“From a medical perspective, both doctors concluded that his state of health was critical, and that it might deteriorate rapidly if he is not stabilized. And that’s exactly what happened.”
Two weeks after their visit, and 49 days into Assange’s detention, Assange was relocated to the hospital wing of Belmarsh. And a court hearing, on his extradition to the U.S., had to be postponed. It was deemed Assange was not medically fit to participate in the proceedings, even via video link.
What Assange is going through in prison is “psychological torture”, Melzer says emphatically. He came to this conclusion after his visit and published an official UN statement repeating this.
At the end of his visit, Melzer asked Assange whether he had anything further to say.
“‘Yes’, he said, ‘please save my life.’”
Those words haunt me every day. A courageous, strong man crying out for help. It breaks my heart and makes me even more ready to fight. I lack the funds to do what I wish I could. I would lobby every day, hold protests and confront Congress men and women with the facts. I would go to the DOJ and ask for an audience until ssomeone would listen. If I could I would stand outside Maralago and make sure every person saw my protest to free Assange. Unfortunately, I am just a small town Midwest girl with a lot of heart.
Very simply, the persecution and unjust torture of Julian Assange is not about his publishing….
It’s about government controlling the narrative, the establishment taking power from the people and government overreach
Free yourself! #FreeAssange