The Political persecution of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

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From the early years of WikiLeaks, there have been concerted efforts between public and private agents to put a definitive end to WikiLeaks and neutralize, if not destroy, its founder Julian Assange - some would say, a conspiracy…

Shady strategies

In 2012 Strafor analysts (a private global intelligence company contracting for corporations and US agencies) were discussing strategies to crush Assange in their e-mails

https://search.wikileaks.org/gifiles/emailid/1056763 https://wikileaks.org/gifiles/docs/10/1056763_re-discussion-assange-arrested-.html

Honest Government Ad: Assange, by Juice Media

Satirist Juice Media tells it like it is : All America's bitches

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1efOs0BsE0g&cc_load_policy=1&cc_lang_pref=fr

UN expert says "collective persecution" of Julian Assange must end now (May 2019)

“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,” Melzer said. “The collective persecution of Julian Assange must end here and now!”

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=24665

High-level U.S. government officials, including Clinton and Biden, have called for the assassination of Assange and to list WikiLeaks as a terrorist organization

Fury over BBC writer's 'kill Assange' tweet (2015)

The writer of the BBC's new comedy inspired by Julian Assange once called for the police to publicly shoot the Wikileaks founder in the head. Supporters of Assange say tweets Thom Phipps posted about him were 'shocking' and 'dangerous' – and make him unfit to write about the issue.

https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2015/01/30/21744/fury_over_bbc_writers_kill_assange_tweet

For a better understanding of the scandal surrounding the “Swedish sex case”, and how through various due process violations in all involved jurisdictions it turned out to be instrumental in Assange's political persecution, visit this page

House arrest

Ecuadorian Embassy

The siege of Julian Assange is a farce - a special investigation (Nov 2014)

by John Pilger http://johnpilger.com/articles/the-siege-of-julian-assange-is-a-farce-a-special-investigation

59 International Organizations Call Upon UN to Remedy Human Rights Violations in Pre-Charge Detention of Wikileaks Publisher Julian Assange

 (2014)

https://wikileaks.org/59-International-Organizations.html

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention deems the deprivation of liberty of Mr Assange arbitrary (Feb 2016)

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=17012&LangID=E

Belmarsh prison

Judge refusals to grant bail

On January 6th 2021 District judge Vanessa Baraister denies Assange bail

RSF condemns “unnecessarily cruel” decision to keep Julian Assange detained

https://rsf.org/en/news/rsf-condemns-unnecessarily-cruel-decision-keep-julian-assange-detained

Amnesty International: UK Decision to refuse Assange bail renders his continued detention “arbitrary”

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/01/uk-decision-to-refuse-assange-bail-renders-his-continued-detention-arbitrary/

WikiLeaks medical reports

14 Sept 2016

WikiLeaks releases confidential medical and psychological reports concerning our editor Julian Assange's situation. This part one publication consists of three documents: a twenty-seven page psycho-social and medical assessment from 10 November 2015, a report from Mr. Assange's physician from 8 December 2015 and a dentist's report from 31 July 2015. The in-depth assessment of the psychological and physical effects that the severely restrictive conditions of confinement within the small premises of the Embassy have had on Mr. Assange is by far the most detailed insight into the circumstances of his life inside the Embassy --including the multi-million dollar covert operation the United Kingdom admits to subjecting him to. He has been deprived of his liberty since 7 December 2010. He has not been charged with an offence.

The deterioration of Mr. Assange's physical health has arisen as a result of the extremely restrictive conditions of his confinement. The United Kingdom has formally refused safe access to even the most basic hospital diagnostics.

https://wikileaks.org/Medical-Reports.html

Access to medical care, a human right, must also be guaranteed to Julian Assange

Letter by Doctor Sondra Crosby

A letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet in April 2019, asking her office look into the case of Assange, who according to doctor Crosby is denied the fundamental right to health accorded to him as a refugee.

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5912322-UNHCHR-Final.html

Julian Assange suffered severe psychological and physical harm in Ecuadorian embassy, doctors say

UN expert on torture sounds alarm again that Julian Assange’s life may be at risk (Nov 2019)

End torture and medical neglect of Julian Assange

Published in The Lancet Feb 2020

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30383-4/fulltext

Extradition trial witness statements

During Assange's extradition hearing in London in 2020, his defence team called several witnesses, including doctors who were asked to comment on the psychological and physical state of Julian Assange, the harm that was done to him over years of political persecution and arbitrary detention, and the dangers an extradition to the U.S would represent for his health and safety.

See witness statements page

‘Media Freedom’ Campaign Pushes Magnitsky Sanctions – But Ignores Case of Julian Assange

Assange considers law suit against UK Deputy Prime Minister

Debunking all the Assange smears

Chelsea Manning (Iraq and Afghan War Logs)

Jeremy Hammond (Global Intelligence files)

Alleged Vault 7 source Joshua Schulte

Barbaric torture: Alleged WikiLeaks source details prison conditions

by Kevin Gostonzola, 29 jan 21

https://shadowproof.com/2021/01/29/us-doj-moves-stifle-alleged-wikileaks-source-challenge-mccnewyork/

The conspiracy charge in the indictment

Kangaroo court

Extradition denied, judge refusals to grant bail

On January 6th 2021 District judge Vanessa Baraister denies Assange bail

RSF condemns “unnecessarily cruel” decision to keep Julian Assange detained

https://rsf.org/en/news/rsf-condemns-unnecessarily-cruel-decision-keep-julian-assange-detained

Amnesty International: UK Decision to refuse Assange bail renders his continued detention “arbitrary”

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2021/01/uk-decision-to-refuse-assange-bail-renders-his-continued-detention-arbitrary/

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