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60+ doctors warn Assange ‘could die in prison’. UK & Australia governments do nothing (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 384.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss a dire warning from sixty plus doctors worldwide that Julian Assange ‘could die in prison’. The doctors, practicing in the U.K., Sri Lanka, the U.S., and several other countries are demanding immediate medical attention for Assange.

The UK and Australia government remain silent on the torture to death policy being enacted in front of the world’s eyes.


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Via Common Dreams…

Following an urgent warning from an expert at the United Nations earlier this month that Julian Assange’s mistreatment in prison may amount to life-threatening torture, more than 60 doctors from around the world Monday called on officials in the United Kingdom to act immediately to ensure the WikiLeaks founder receives proper medical attention.

In their letter to British Home Secretary Priti Patel and Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott, the doctors—including physicians practicing in the U.K., Sri Lanka, the U.S., and several other countries—expressed grave concerns over Assange’s deteriorating health as a result of his seven-year confinement in the Ecuadorian embassy in London and subsequent incarceration by British authorities as he awaits possible extradition to the United States.

“We have real concerns, on the evidence currently available, that Mr. Assange could die in prison,” the doctors wrote. “The medical situation is thereby urgent.”

Assange is currently serving a 50-week sentence in prison for violating his bail conditions in 2012 and is facing charges in the U.S. under the Espionage Act for exposing human rights violations and evidence of war crimes by the U.S. government. He is set to appear in court in February for an extradition hearing.

“Mr. Assange was unable to exercise his right to free and necessary expert medical assessment and treatment throughout the seven-year period,” the physicians added.

While he was examined by a number of medical experts during his confinement, Assange was not permitted to go to a hospital even as he reported stiffness and inflammation in his shoulder which first appeared nearly four years ago. He has also exhibited signs of moderate to severe depression and major dental health issues.

Last month, the doctors wrote, former British ambassador Craig Murray published an eyewitness account of Assange’s current state describing him as exhibiting “exactly the symptoms of a torture victim.” Shortly after, U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer accused the U.K. government of “outright contempt for Mr. Assange’s rights and integrity.”

“It is our opinion that Mr. Assange requires urgent expert medical assessment of both his physical and psychological state of health,” wrote the medical experts. “There is no time to lose.”

On social media, supporters of Assange expressed alarm and anger at the government’s decision to allow his health to deteriorate so significantly.

“Revealing stuff that should have been in the public domain all along should be treated as a public service, not a crime,” Guardian columnist and political activist George Monbiot wrote Monday.”But Julian Assange is rotting in jail, awaiting extradition, at the behest of a government that wants to preserve its grim secrets.”

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Maxine Doller
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Maxine Doller

Australia is too busy attacking China in PR terms.
Their stance is to let Assange rot.

Throw 'em all on the barbie
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Throw 'em all on the barbie

Australia’s stance is to wait until America farts in the wind, then take a long wiff. Being down under, there’s a long delay.

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C14 - is that a carbon isotope?

Klaus Barbie? I hear Lviv has plans to erect a monument in his honor.

Paul Martin
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Paul Martin

“Following an urgent warning from an expert at the United Nations earlier this month that Julian Assange’s mistreatment in prison may amount to life-threatening torture, more than 60 doctors from around the world…” So, the UN is clearly part of this instigation. And keep in mind, they’re good at trotting out head counts (“60 doctors”) and appropriate stats when they need to, as in their climate change agenda. Not to mention that their phony Syria “gas attack” report was recently exposed. The only question that really counts here is this: who actually “has” Assange — the white hats or the… Read more »

Pierre Vaillant
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Pierre Vaillant

The UN is not a monolithic organization.

BobValdez
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BobValdez

The “UN” is a toothless, threadbare tiger, owned and controlled by the us in order to further it’s own adgenda.

Paul Martin
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Paul Martin

The UN is part of the globalist elite circuit, and is hardly controlled by the US — is that a joke? See my second comment above — and do your homework.

Paul Martin
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Paul Martin

You don’t need to be monolithic to be corrupt. The UN is so large, and spread out over so many agencies, many of which have already been running into criminal activities, which is easy enough when infiltrated by rogue elements. But to my original point: what is the historical pedigree of the UN after all? It was hatched by the globalists who already gained a lot of corrupt footholds through other so-called “progressive” entities such as the Fabians, Pilgrim Society, Privy Coucnil, Royal Institute of International Studies, Tavistock Institute… You better do some homework.

ManintheMoon
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ManintheMoon

I’m glad the Duran adds their voice to this issue but I fear that any residual hope in the British legal system is misplaced. Our judiciary have proved themselves as compliant to those in power as any Third World judges. Yes, Corbyn has been gutless as he has on the ‘anti Semitism’ nonsense being peddled by the Israel lobby. Assange seems destined to be a martyr to free speech by the scumbags who rule us.

jmg
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jmg

There is a link to the doctors’ letter from this article: International Group Of Doctors Warns Assange Will “Die In Prison” Without Urgent Medical Care — The Duran https://theduran.com/international-group-of-doctors-warns-assange-will-die-in-prison-without-urgent-medical-care/ That was a truly impressive open letter from a long list of medical doctors… See also on what Julian has been subjected to, and what is possibly coming: * Julian Assange’s Nightmarish Future — Consortium News — April 15, 2019 And, if all that is not enough, now Julian is facing US extradition and life in supermax prison — almost permanent solitary confinement in a soundproof concrete cell with one window… Read more »

Sanction America
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Sanction America

Assange Act, anyone?

Diana
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Diana

I’m not that surprised because this situation has been going on for years and thousands of people have been affected (imprisoned, deported, murdered). In the UK we are brought up to think that British justice is admired by every other country but what we are seeing now is the UK, Australia, the USA in their true colours. To think they give a toss for any of their citizens is naive and those of us who have followed the cases of other people who don’t have a high profile and who have been abominably treated, realise that it is par for… Read more »

Yun
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Yun

Shame on you Scott Morrison!

Yun
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Yun

Shame on you Scott Morrison

Yun
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Yun

Assange is an Australian, is one of our own. Defending Assange is our moral responsibility!

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