New Fears for Julian Assange

Consortium News – Aug 7, 2019

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Legendary journalist John Pilger has been to see Assange in Belmarsh Prison in London and his report is not encouraging.

Journalist John Pilger visited imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday and has raised an alarm about Assange’s “deteriorated” health.

Pilger said in a Tweet on Wednesday that Assange is “isolated” and treated “worse than a murderer.”

“I now fear for him,” Pilger wrote. 

Assange is suffering from an undisclosed ailment and has been confined to the hospital ward at the maximum security prison for several weeks.  He was arrested on April 11 by British police who were called by the Ecuadorian government into its London embassy in apparent violation of international asylum law. Assange had been granted political asylum by Ecuador in 2012. He had been suffering health problems in the embassy but British authorities refused to allow him to leave the embassy for treatment and return without being arrested. 

Almost immediately after his eventual arrest the United States unveiled an indictment against him for alleged intrusion into a government computer although the indictment itself describes normal procedures of investigative journalism:  encouraging a source to provide more information and working to protect the source’s identity.

On May 23, Assange was charged under the U.S. Espionage Act for possession and dissemination of classified information given to him by WikiLeak‘s source, Chelsea Manning, a former U.S. army intelligence analyst. It was the first time the Espionage Act was used against a journalist for publishing classified information.

Manning, meanwhile, is imprisoned in Alexandria, VA for refusing to testify to a grand jury on Assange’s case. Since Assange has already been twice indicted, it is not clear if a new indictment against him is being prepared. On Wednesday, the judge in Manning’s case denied her a hearing and said $1,000-a-day fines against her did not amount to “punishment.” 

Assange is now fighting an extradition request from the United States as he serves a 50-week sentence in Belmarsh for having skipped bail in an unrelated Swedish investigation into sexual assault allegations, which had been dropped twice before by Swedish authorities, but was revived after his arrest. Assange had sought asylum in the Ecuador embassy because he feared extradition to the United States, fears that have been borne out by events. 

He faces 175 years in prison in the U.S.


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4 responses to “New Fears for Julian Assange”

  1. It’s a fucking disgrace of course……perhaps WORSE was the crypto jew Theresa May crowing in parliament about Assange being removed from the embassy.

    The “PUBLIC ENEMY” GETTING HIS JUST DESSERTS….not too far away from what happened in the former USSR…..same monsters,different setting.

    And make no mistake some of the photos of May revealed the hook nosed monster lurking beneath the surface.

  2. There is no doubt that Julian Assange is being tortured by the West(USA & UK)

    The modus operandi for those who do not conform to the corrupt system, is slow torture.

    ” One must speak up in situations where silence can objectively be taken to mean agreement with or sanction of evil. When one deals with irrational persons, where argument is futile, a mere “I don’t agree with you” is sufficient to negate any implication of moral sanction. When one deals with better people, a full statement of one’s views may be morally required. But in no case and in no situation may one permit one’s own values to be attacked or denounced, and keep silent……To abstain from condemning a torturer, is to become an accessory to the torture and murder of his victims.” Ayn Rand

    The faithful witness
    Leader of the Real Jews

    ” Believers Information Network “

  3. Almost certainly Assange is being doped up until they disappear him. They did this to Edgar Steele and many others, including Vets who posted something patriotic on Facebook who J.B Campbell covered in one of his essays (that I can’t find):

    The New Red Flag laws will go worldwide and anyone the Jews are threatened by will start disappearing and never be heard again. Eventually people will catch on and a hot civil war will began and patriots will open fire on the Feds and Jews.

    So lest we forget, Trump is NOT making Amerika great again, he is ending freedom and liberty. The man is a menace to society and should be impeached not on the Russia BS but on the charge of treason and loyalty to Israel.

  4. What is happening to Assange is not a new phemonena. The New Red Flag laws are existing state policies being moved from the covert world into the overt world. They have been disappearing many people and now they are expanding their operation by making it public. Now regular cops will be given orders to arrest anyone who is merely accused as being mentally unstable. It is the Bolshevik Revolution 2.0.—oct-2013/sedition

    “Obama’s year-old NDAA authorized the arrest and disappearance of Americans with no due process. Thousands of Americans, mostly veterans, have disappeared into mental hospitals and VA psych wards, as revealed last year in the case of the young Virginia ex-marine, Brandon Raub, who narrowly escaped a chemical lobotomy. According to the Rutherford Institute, an average of twenty thousand people per year, just in Virginia, are sent to psych wards and mental hospitals, which we must admit is a shocking statistic. This is the Soviet form of warfare being waged against us by that delicate Communist stooge, Barack Obama.

    Military and CIA whistleblowers such as Bradley Manning and John Kiriakou are considered enemies of the state and are imprisoned and tortured to frighten others not to copy them. Technically, this in itself is a form of state terrorism.”