WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange has been subjected to “psychological torture” and his due process rights have been “systematically violated” by all the states involved, according to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer. Two medical experts accompanied Melzer when he visited Assange at Belmarsh prison in the UK, he said on Tuesday. We came to the conclusion that he had been exposed to psychological torture for a prolonged period of time. That’s a medical assessment. Melzer’s message fell largely on deaf ears, as only a handful of reporters attended Tuesday’s press conference at the UN headquarters in New York. It was not the first time that Melzer has tried to bring attention to Assange’s plight. He wrote an opinion piece about it in June, only to find it ignored or rejected by mainstream media outlets, and ended up publishing open letters to the US, British, Ecuadorian, and Swedish governments in July. Also on rt.com Too hot to touch? MSM outlets stand united in rejecting op-ed on Assange by UN expert on torture “We asked for all the involved states to investigate this case and to alleviate the pressure that has been done on him, and especially to respect his due… Read full this story
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