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Quote from: Al Bundy on Jun 13, 2019, 04:42:25 PMBBC: UK signs order for WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to be extradited to the US Last Edit by Palmerston
Quote from: poseidonlost on Jun 12, 2019, 03:53:31 PM AHHH HAHAHA yea cause Trump isn't a neo-conThanks for the laughsLast Edit by Palmerston
Quote from: EvadingGrid on Jun 14, 2019, 01:55:29 AMTempted to copy paste the infowarts.cia articles on to PPF as an outrageous troll . . .Last Edit by Palmerston
QuoteWe came to the conclusion that he had been exposed to psychological torture for a prolonged period of time. That's a medical assessment.
QuoteClearly, the full weight of the British and US state apparatus is bearing down on the WikiLeaks founder in this extradition case. That was made explicitly clear in a statement by Nils Melzer, the UN special rapporteur on torture, in May. He <a href="https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=24665&LangID=E" rel="noopener noreferrer external" data-wpel-link="external">urged</a> the UK not to extradite Assange to the US, saying:In 20 years of work with victims of war, violence and political persecution I have never seen a group of democratic States ganging up to deliberately isolate, demonise and abuse a single individual for such a long time and with so little regard for human dignity and the rule of law.
Quote from: EvadingGrid on Nov 25, 2019, 12:37:23 PMSweden drops Assange rape investigation – prosecution authorityIt was determined that the evidence was simply not strong enough to file an indictment, and that interviewing Julian Assange regarding the case would not change this assessment.The Swedish Prosecution Authority made the announcement during a press conference in Stockholm on Tuesday.Assange is currently being held in a UK prison and is in the middle of a court battle to avoid extradition to the United States. Swedish authorities reopened the rape investigation following his arrest at the Ecuadorian Embassy last April.The Prosecution Authority said that its decision could be appealed. Announcing the decision, Deputy Chief Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson told members of the press that "time" had played a significant role in discontinuing the sexual assault probe.The Australian journalist has repeatedly denied the allegation against him, which were first made in 2010.'Read more: Sweden drops Assange rape investigation – prosecution authorityIckeLast Edit by Palmerston
Quote from: EvadingGrid on Feb 20, 2020, 12:57:09 AM'Doctors for Assange' worry he may die in UK prison having 'effectively been tortured to death'WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may die in a UK prison, having "effectively been tortured to death," claim Doctors for Assange, a group of 117 doctors from 18 countries, in a recent letter <a href="https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30383-4/fulltext" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">published</a> in The Lancet, a leading medical journal.The letter says that Assange requires urgent medical care, and has been exposed to "prolonged psychological torture". The group once again asks for him to be moved to a university teaching hospital for medical assessment and treatment.WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson on the other hand has claimed that Assange's health is improving and he is no longer being held in solitary confinement. Hrafnsson spoke to journalists ahead of next week's court hearing on the US extradition request.Assange's health has been worrying his supporters for a while now.Nils Melzer, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, visited Assange in prison in May 2019, and <a href="https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=25249" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">reported</a> that the journalist showed "all the symptoms typical of prolonged exposure to psychological torture".By that point, Assange <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/apr/11/how-ecuador-lost-patience-with-houseguest-julian-assange" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">had spent</a> seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy in London living in a converted office under constant surveillance, before being detained in Belmarsh maximum security prison. Soon after Melzer's visit, the public saw Assange at his case management hearing on October 21, 2019. "Doctors for Assange" says that he appeared "pale, underweight, aged, and limping, and he had visibly struggled to recall basic information, focus on his thoughts, or articulate his words". By the end of the proceedings, the journalist <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/nov/25/julian-assanges-health-is-so-bad-he-could-die-in-prison-say-60-doctors" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">told</a> the judge "he had not understood what had happened in court".Read more: 'Doctors for Assange' worry he may die in UK prison having 'effectively been tortured to death'IckeLast Edit by Palmerston
Quote from: tahoeblue on Feb 23, 2020, 10:41:20 AMOn drudge ...https://www.dailyinterlake.com/article/20200222/AP/302229940Musicians, politicians lead London rally for Julian AssangeFebruary 22, 2020LONDON — Celebrities, musicians and politicians led thousands of supporters of imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a march in central London on Saturday to oppose his extradition to the United States.Assange's father, John Shipton, and couturier Vivian Westwood spoke at the event, and singer Chrissie Hynde and Pink Floyd musician Roger Waters performed. Other high-profile attendees included former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, producer Brian Eno and rapper MIA.The march culminated close to the Houses of Parliament....Tim Dawson of the National Union of Journalists said it was "troubling" that Assange's case had not raised more concern from the British media and warned that a successful deportation could have profound implications for media freedom.The U.S. Justice Department said it charged Assange with conspiring with former U.S. military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to leak a trove of classified material in 2010....