Assange Must Not Also Die in Jail

By Craig Murray | August 13, 2019

The highly dubious death of Jeffrey Epstein in a US maximum security prison is another strong reason not to extradite Julian Assange into one – particularly as many of the same people who are relieved by Epstein’s death would like to see Assange dead too.

But there is every reason to fear Assange is already in danger, in Belmarsh maximum security prison, where he is currently incarcerated. As the great journalist John Pilger tweeted six days ago:

Do not forget Julian #Assange. Or you will lose him.
I saw him in Belmarsh prison and his health has deteriorated. Treated worse than a murderer, he is isolated, medicated and denied the tools to fight the bogus charges of US extradition. I now fear for him. Do not forget him.

There is no official explanation as to why Julian’s health has continued to deteriorate so alarmingly in Belmarsh. Nobody genuinely believes him to be a violent danger, so there is absolutely no call for him to be imprisoned in the facility which houses the hardcore terrorist cases.

Assange is fighting major legal cases in the UK, Sweden and the United States, yet is permitted visitors for only two hours per fortnight, inclusive of time spent with his three sets of lawyers. All of his visitors have been alarmed by his state of physical health and many have been alarmed by his apparent disorientation and confusion […]

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2 thoughts on “Assange Must Not Also Die in Jail

  1. Reblogged this on Writers Without Money and commented:
    In some ways the “suicide” of Jeffrey Epstein and the “nothing to see here” talking points that came out of the corporate media has normalized the idea of a controversial figure being “suicided” in jail. Nobody will lose any sleep over the death of an evil scumbag like Jeffrey Epstein. But what happens when Assange or Chelsea Manning commits suicide in prison. Well, the talking points are already ready. “You silly conspiracy theorists,” the corporate media and the respectable left is telling us. “People commit suicide all the time in prison.

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