He is currently in Belmarsh prison awaiting his four-day trial, starting on 24th February at Belmarsh Magistrates Court. Former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray has said “he has all the symptoms of a torture victim, in terms of disorientation & difficulty in asserting their will & speaking coherently”
The UN working group on arbitrary detention issued a statement saying that “the right of Mr. Assange to personal liberty should be restored”.
Massimo Moratti of Amnesty International has publicly stated on their website that, “Were Julian Assange to be extradited or subjected to any other transfer to the USA, Britain would be in breach of its obligations under international law.”
Human Rights Watch published an article saying, “The only thing standing between an Assange prosecution and a major threat to global media freedom is Britain. It is urgent that it defend the principles at risk.”
The NUJ has stated “US charges against Assange pose a huge threat, one that could criminalise the critical work of investigative journalists & their ability to protect their sources”.
2 September 2019
21 October 2019
19 December 2019
13 January 2020
Ex UK ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray was inside the court on 21 October 2019 and reported on it. M.I.A. was inside the court on 13 January 2020 and spoke to the press outside about what happened in the court that day.
5 November 2019
23 November 2019
Tickets sold out and all the copies we had of the book sold out at the beginning of the event.
The Iraq and Afghanistan War Logs showed the true number of civilian deaths in Iraq and is the most detailed record of war to date. It detailed the abuse and torture of prisoners by police and military in full knowledge of coalition forces.