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Protest actions outside Belmarsh 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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Write to Julian Assange in Belmarsh


Mr Julian Assange
Prisoner #: A9379AY
HMP Belmarsh
Western Way
London SE28 0EB

You must include his prisoner number (#A9379AY) on the envelope. Envelopes without his prisoner # will not be delivered. You MUST include your full name AND address on the back of the envelope or else the letter will not be delivered.

If you wish for him to reply, include a blank piece of paper with a self-addressed envelope. It must be pre-stamped (UK Stamps only). Do not send loose stamps as they will be rejected. Include 2 UK first class stamps for international. You can buy UK stamps here:

Letters sent to and from the prison are checked by prison staff. Do not send letters containing sensitive material, instead please contact mr. Assange's lawyers for any sensitive matters. You may send paper items only, such as letters, photos & drawings. Please do not attempt to send other items. Postcards are not allowed.

If you receive a reply, you may choose to share it with #WriteJulian unless he has marked the letter as PRIVATE. Please DO NOT publish any letters that he has marked private. Though Belmarsh security checks incoming and outgoing mail they absolutely cannot share or publish his mail, so please be considerate of his wishes.

Reporting from Belmarsh prison

UN expert and Special Rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer

UN expert visited Julian Assange at the London prison. 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

More about Belmarsh

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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