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Belmarsh High Security Prison


Behind These Prison Walls - David Rovics

Cleaning Woman - Cleaning Belmarsh

Cleaning Woman, performance artist, cleaning the walls of the Belmarsh prison:

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UN expert and Special Rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer

UN expert visited Julian Assange at the London prison. Prof. Nils Melzer was accompanied during his prison visit on 9 May by two medical experts specialised in examining potential victims of torture and other ill-treatment.

The team were able to speak with Assange in confidence and to conduct a thorough medical assessment.

“It was obvious that Mr. Assange’s health has been seriously affected by the extremely hostile and arbitrary environment he has been exposed to for many years,” the expert said. “Most importantly, in addition to physical ailments, Mr. Assange showed all symptoms typical for prolonged exposure to psychological torture, including extreme stress, chronic anxiety and intense psychological trauma.

“The evidence is overwhelming and clear,” the expert said. “Mr. Assange has been deliberately exposed, for a period of several years, to progressively severe forms of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, the cumulative effects of which can only be described as psychological torture.


Journalist John Pilger

Britain's Guantanamo bay ?

In the early 2000 years, post 9/11, Belmarsh prison held terrorist suspects in extreme conditions with little regard to due process of the law, which is why it then got called Britain's Guantanamo bay.

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