Chris Hedges and Nils Melzer: The Psychological Torture of Julian Assange

Julian Assange US Extradition Hearing: It Raises Massive Concerns About Free Speech

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with Chris Hedges

RT America on Jun 8, 2019

Chris Hedges discusses with Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, the conditions of Julian Assange’s detention, his psychological and physical health as well as the judicial proceedings against Assange.

Insight into Wikileaks’ co-founder life in Belmarsh prison

RT on Jun 8, 2019

RT takes a glimpse into Julian Assange’s life behind bars – RUPTLY agency has exclusive video of the Wikileaks co-founder inside London’s Belmarsh prison. The video comes shortly after the UN’s special rapporteur on torture, Nils Melzer, claimed ‘Assange had been exposed to psychological torture’ during his years in the Ecuadorian embassy – and is now ‘suffering its consequences’.

Watch the full video: EXCLUSIVE footage of Julian Assange inside Belmarsh prison

UN Torture Expert Says Assange Is Victim of Psychological Torture

TheRealNews on Jun 7, 2019

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer investigated the situation of Julian Assange, despite initial reservations. He says if Assange is extradited he faces a “politicized trial,” part of the unprecedented international effort to silence and imprison him.

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UN Torture Rapporteur: Western States Persecuting Julian Assange to the Point of BREAKING HIM!

goingundergroundRT on Jun 1, 2019

We speak to the UN Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer on his assessment of Julian Assange’s condition, he says Assange has showed signs of psychological torture and says that he has not seen anything as bad as Assange’s case, 20 years into his profession.

Matt Taibbi- Assange’s Indictment is TERRIFYING! Would Criminalise National Security Reporting

goingundergroundRT on Jun 3, 2019

We speak to Matt Taibbi on Julian Assange’s indictment and whether the mainstream media may be turning to Julian Assange’s side.

From the archives:

Swedish Sex Pistol Aimed at Assange by Jim Kavanagh + John Pilger: US Charges Against Julian Assange Are Ridiculous!

Daniel Ellsberg on Julian Assange’s Espionage Charges: It Cuts Out The First Amendment, Essentially! + Chelsea Manning Back in Prison (Updated)

Julian Assange US Extradition Hearing: It Raises Massive Concerns About Free Speech + Imperialism on Trial: Free Assange

Avoiding Assange by Jim Kavanagh

Chris Hedges and Vijay Prashad: The Arrest of Julian Assange Eviscerates All Pretense of the Rule of Law and the Rights of a Free Press

10 Reasons Assange Should Walk Free by David Swanson + Daniel Ellsberg On Assange’s Arrest: The Beginning of the End For Press Freedom

John Pilger: This Is An Assault On Journalism and Citizenship + Assange’s Arrest Is A Message To Journalists All Over The World

Julian Assange Arrested + Wikileaks Claims Discovery of Extensive Spying Operation Against Assange

Something Rotten in the State of Sweden: 8 Big Problems with the “Case” Against Assange by Naomi Wolf

6 thoughts on “Chris Hedges and Nils Melzer: The Psychological Torture of Julian Assange

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  5. The zeal with which Assange’s well-being has been savaged, is indicative of the most repulsive state-psychopathy; this is certainly not a contemporary example of Britain’s professional class acting with honour. It is profoundly disreputable. In fact, it is a monumental triumph of totalitarian lawlessness. I am deeply ashamed of my native country and disgusted by its collaboration with these most vicious instruments of reprisal, that the sleazy US guardians of hegemony have concocted. A dark hour indeed; so far from our finest benchmark, as to signal the total failure of the Western establishment. It is a moral catastrophe. I condemn this monstrous travesty of justice wholeheartedly, it is a psychotically cruel farrago worthy of the fascist criminal Pinochet.

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